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This article, in whole or in part, is based on material taken from the BullDog project's homepage. This material is used here, and is placed under the Creative Commons (by-sa) license, with permission of the author, Mar Matthias Darin, who is also BullDog's main developer.

BullDog is a powerful but lightweight firewall for heavy use systems. With many features, this firewall can be used by anyone who wants to protect his/her systems.

This system allows dynamic and static rules sets for maximum protection and has several advance features.

This firewall will work for the hobbyist or a military base. Generation 7 is a complete rewrite and redesign from scratch. Generations 2 to 6 died in agony of failures in the testing and development of this version.

Be prepared to spend some time setting this up. If you are looking for a "quick fix", then you are on the wrong site. BullDog is NOT a quick fix, but rather one step in a complete security policy.

Updated vigorously.

Its is covered by the GPL and is FREE and always will be. The developer encourage and welcome anyone who wants to port and/or provide ideas/code to better this software.

I would like to see this software developed into a new breed of firewall that provides the best of security with ease of use.

This software was developed on Linux v2.2.16-17 and v2.4 with 64 megs to 1 Gig of RAM and supports ipchains and iptables. Bulldog will NOT run on Windows systems.

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