Firetools is the graphical user interface of Firejail security sandbox. It provides a sandbox launcher integrated with the system tray, sandbox editing, management and statistics. The application is built using Qt5 library. It is released as part of Firejail project under GPLv2 license.
Firejail is a SUID sandbox program that reduces the risk of security breaches by restricting the running environment of untrusted applications using Linux namespaces, seccomp-bpf and Linux capabilities. It allows a process and all its descendants to have their own private view of the globally shared kernel resources, such as the network stack, process table, mount table. Firejail can work in a SELinux or AppArmor environment, and it is integrated with Linux Control Groups.
firetools is a community project. We are not affiliated with any company, and we don’t have any commercial goals. Our focus is the Linux desktop. Home users and Linux beginners are our target market. The software is built by a large international team of volunteers on GitHub. Expert or just regular Linux user, you are welcome to join us!
December 2019 – released Firetools 0.9.62 (Download). In this release we introduce support for Firejail DNS over HTTPS proxy server (fdns), a separate system tray icon to control the stats application, the network statistics were enhanced and split out in a separate window, support for our Firejail LTS release, and a number of bugfixes. Release Notes
March 2018 – released Firetools 0.9.52 (Download). In this release we switch to a more pleasant grayscale color scheme, we introduce a number of small enhancements, and regular bugfixes. Release Notes.