Endoshield is a fully configurable easy to use firewall, which will run under the 2.2 Linux kernel (ipchains), or the 2.4 Linux Kernel (iptables). It is aimed at home users who have no knowledge of how to make their own firewalls, but can also be configured for server machines, or for machines running on a local network.

Endoshield can also be told to share your internet connection with other machines on you local network, providing home users with an easy and secure way to connect their network to the internet, without the risk of leaving unnecessary ports open.

The script itself is a reconfigured and updated version of firemasq, which was written by Dr Teeth, a member of the northern lights group.

This project is hosted on sourceforge, and supports the open source movement.