Netfilter is a free software community-driven project, launched in 1998, that provides firewalling tools for the GNU/Linux operating system. The Netfilter Workshop (NFWS) is the main event organized for and by the Netfilter developers community. During the workshop days, Linux kernel networking and Netfilter developers meet and discuss the status of the on-going Netfilter-related developments and the plans for the near future.

Following the lastest successful NFWS in Copenhagen, Denmark. We are happy to announce that the next event in these series will take place in Montpellier, France, in dates 7th-11th July 2014 in in collaboration with the Rencontres Mondiales du Logiciel Libre (RMLL) 2014.

This event will be co-hosted with Rencontres Mondiales du Logiciel Libre (RMLL) 2014 (15th Libre Software Meeting).

Call for participation

Attendance is free but it requires an invitation. You may consider attending if you are involved in any aspect of the Linux networking development, and more specifically the development of Netfilter and the Linux Virtual Server projects.

Please, don't request for an invitation until we provide more detailed information and final dates settle down, thanks!


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