The Netfilter project is a free software project that is well-known for providing iptables, the popular firewalling tool for Linux™. However, this project offers much more: a framework for packet handling, mangling and logging; several kernel subsystem that enable stateful inspection; and many other userspace tools and libraries.

Since the Netfilter Workshop (NFWS) series were established in 2001, the NFWS has provided a space for discussing on-going research and development in firewalling for Linux™.

Following the latest successful Netfilter Workshop in Karlsruhe, Germany, we are happy to announce the next event in this series will take place in Paris, France, from September 29th to October 3th, 2008.

Thanks to our sponsors:

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Bronze Sponsors



Call for participation

Friday 5 September 2008 // Call for participation

In case that you are interested, please send us a fast abstract before July 1st, 2008 (strict deadline) to in latex, docbook or odt format including the tag [CFP] in the subject. The abstract must have 1000 words maximum provinding an introduction, targets, solution proposed and experimental results. The program committee will select the most interesting contributions (...) Read next


Thursday 4 September 2008 // Sponsors

Founded in 2002, ComX Networks has grown to become a leading Broadband Provider in Denmark, developing and delivering future oriented Communications Solutions, Services and content as well as basic Technologies. The customers are both private and business customers. Our technical platform is based Open Source components. Specifically, Netfilter is used as a core component for our customers (...) Read next

User day planning

Monday 1 September 2008 // User day

The user day of the 6th Netfilter workshop will take place September 29 at ESIEA. A complete schedule is available. The conferences will start at 09:30 AM and end at 06:30 PM. Attendance is free but a registration is wished. To register, please fill the following form. Address : ESIEA 9 rue Vésale 75005 Paris Métro : Ligne 7, Gobelins station Bus : Ligne 91, Les Gobelins stop ou ligne (...) Read next

User day program

Monday 1 September 2008 // User day

The following table contains the schedule of the user day which will take place September 29th in Paris. The entry is free but a registration is asked. Please fill in the following form. ; Time; Speaker; Company; Title; Language; 09:30 - 10:15; Stephen Hemminger; Vyatta; Vyatta CLI; English; 10:15 - 11:00; David Miller; Redhat ; Multiqueue Networking.; English; 11:00 - 11:15 ; Pause ; 11:15 (...) Read next


Tuesday 26 August 2008 // Sponsors

esiea is a five year post-secondary institution devoted to the training of versatile engineers in the fields of Information Technology, Electronics and Automatic Systems. esiea aims to provide an education to enable young engineers to be positive, proactive and versatile in their professional life. esiea freely hosts the event in their Paris (...) Read next


Friday 15 August 2008 // Sponsors

Vyatta offers the first commercially supported, open-source router/firewall/VPN solution. Vyatta is the only networking solution for professionals seeking a flexible alternative to Cisco. Vyatta’s open routing and security appliances offer network administrators the unique ability to leverage the standards of both open software and open hardware to gain price, performance, and scalability (...) Read next