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ACL Compiler

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ACLHound takes as input policy language following a variant of the [AFPL2] [1] syntax and compiles a representation specific for the specified vendor which can be deployed on firewall devices.

Table of contents

  • [Design goals](#design-goals)
  • [Supported devices](#supported-devices)
  • [Installation notes](#installation-notes)
  • [Copyright and license](#copyright-and-license)

Design goals

ACLHound is designed to assist humans in managing hundreds of ACLs across tens of devices. One key focus point is maximum re-usability of ACL components such as groups of hosts, groups of ports and the policies themselves.

Supported devices

  • Cisco ASA
    • No support for ASA 9.1.2 or higher (yet)
  • Cisco IOS
    • Will autodetect IPv6 support through `show ipv6 cef`
  • Juniper (planned)

Installation notes

Step 1: get the code

` sudo pip install aclhound `


Documentation can be found [here][link_documentation]. This describes directory structure, ACLhound language syntax and examples.

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