Guarddog is an easy to use, yet powerful, firewall for Linux machines running KDE 2 or 3. Guarddog isn't just a pretty GUI face thrown over the standard command-line firewalling utilities, it allows you to quickly and easily specify your firewall policy at a high-level, and then takes care of the rest. The first release candidate, version 1.9.15, is out and now needs heavy user testing. Everyone is encouraged to test it on as many weird and wonderful network setups as possible and report their experiences before the final official 2.0 release. The full announcement follows.
After over a year of development, version 2 of Guarddog firewall is nearing
completion. I now wish to invite all in the Linux community to help test
the current development version of Guarddog on as many different network
configurations and with as many varied network clients as possible to help
shake out any bugs. As well as bug reports, I'm also interested in hearing
about which features are successfully being used, so that I can try to
determine what features can be trusted and which not.
Guarddog is a user-friendly firewall configuration utility for Linux designed
for the KDE 2 and KDE 3 desktop environment. Unlike other firewall utilities,
Guarddog takes a goal-oriented approach allowing you to specify on a high-level what it must permitted without having to painfully spell out a list of
- Direct support for over 60 common network protocols.
- Allows you to divide machines into different 'Zones'. Where each zone can
have different security policies.
- Uses Linux's native iptables or ipchains packet filtering faciltities.
- Paranoid and fail-safe by design.
- Extensive documentation and tutorials.
- Published under the GNU GPL.
Guarddog is available at:
RPMs are available for most popular distributions. Information about testing
and results are available at: