mason - Interactively creates a Linux packet filtering firewall

Property Value
Distribution Debian Sid
Repository Debian Main amd64
Package filename mason_1.0.0-13_all.deb
Package name mason
Package version 1.0.0
Package release 13
Package architecture all
Package type deb
Category admin::configuring admin::kernel devel::lang:c devel::library implemented-in::c interface::commandline net network::firewall role::devel-lib role::program scope::utility security::firewall use::configuring
Homepage -
License -
Maintainer Debian QA Group <>
Download size 348.71 KB
Installed size 1.54 MB


Package Version Architecture Repository
mason_1.0.0-13_all.deb 1.0.0 all Debian Main
mason - - -


Name Value
bash >= 2.04-1
debconf >= 1.2.0
debconf-2.0 -


Type URL
Binary Package mason_1.0.0-13_all.deb
Source Package mason

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install mason deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install mason




2018-10-10 - Mattia Rizzolo <>
mason (1.0.0-13) unstable; urgency=medium
* QA upload.
* Turn the patches into a quilt patch, and set source format to 3.0 (quilt).
* Orphan the package.  See: #910668
* Bump debhelper compat level to 11.
* Rewrite d/rules using the dh sequencer.
* Bump Standards-Version to 4.2.1:
+ Change Priority from extra (deprecated) to optional.
+ Set Rules-Requires-Root:binary-targets (the Makefile wants to chown to
root, which would fail otherwise).
2018-09-24 - Mattia Rizzolo <>
mason (1.0.0-12.4) unstable; urgency=medium
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Remove Thomas Scheffczyk from Maintainer and promote Christoph Martin in
his place.  Thanks for all your previous work!  Closes: #898145
* Updated Debconf translations:
+ Japanese (by victory <>).  Closes: #693058
+ Norwegian Bokmål: fix charset encoding.  Closes: #691970
2012-10-01 - gregor herrmann <>
mason (1.0.0-12.3) unstable; urgency=low
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Fix "modifies conffiles (policy 10.7.3): /etc/masonrc"
follow debconf-devel(7):
- install masonrc to /usr/share/mason instead of /etc
- config: read values from file and put them into debconf db
- postinst/configure: replace values in file with values from debconf
- postrm/purge: remove file
(Closes: #687944)
* Additional changes:
- remove broken (as in: triggers ftp-master auto-reject) lintian-override
- empty (but don't remove, it's in the .orig.tar.gz) useless
* Debconf translations:
- Brazilian Portuguese: update (Flamarion Jorge). Closes: #605289
- Dutch: update (Jeroen Schot). Closes: #658859
- Danish, Swedish, Norwegian Bokmål: fix encoding.
- Drop almost empty no.po, as recommended by po2debconf.
2010-10-19 - Christian Perrier <>
mason (1.0.0-12.2) unstable; urgency=low
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Fix pending l10n issues. Debconf translations:
- Spanish (Omar Campagne).  Closes: #589495
- Italian (Vincenzo Campanella).  Closes: #600439
- Spanish (Omar Campagne).  Closes: #600535
- Finnish (Esko Arajärvi).  Closes: #600635
2010-06-28 - Christian Perrier <>
mason (1.0.0-12.1) unstable; urgency=low
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Split Choices in templates
* Drop /etc files from conffiles
* Don't hardcode path in calls to "rm" in postrm
* Fix pending l10n issues. Debconf translations:
- Vietnamese (Clytie Siddall).  Closes: #578895
- Russian (Yuri Kozlov).  Closes: #578919
- Swedish (Martin Bagge).  Closes: #579300
- Basque (Iñaki Larrañaga Murgoitio).  Closes: #579720
- German (Martin Eberhard Schauer).  Closes: #580011
- Czech (Miroslav Kure).  Closes: #580182
- French (Steve Petruzzello).  Closes: #583080
- Simplified Chinese (YunQiang Su).  Closes: #586631
- Danish (Joe Hansen).  Closes: #586710
- Galician (Jacobo Tarrio).  Closes: #587308
- Portuguese (Américo Monteiro).  Closes: #587374
2010-04-23 - Thomas Scheffczyk <>
mason (1.0.0-12) unstable; urgency=low
* Dependency on local filesystems added
* Prepended paths in postrm script removed
* Dependency on ${misc:Depends} added
* Questions in the debconf template removed
* Added warning when an IPv6 interface is found, because mason can
filter IPv4 packets only.
2008-06-27 - Thomas Scheffczyk <>
mason (1.0.0-11) unstable; urgency=low
* Minor changes to fix warnings reported by lintian for version 1.0.0-10
* Change the order of preferred editors to avoid problems reported with
mcedit, the prior standard. Preferred editor if installed is now emacs,
followed by vi and nano.
* New option for mason-gui-text: When started with the option "--force"
it will try to stop other instances of itself instead of exiting.

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