Guidedog is a KDE utility which allows to use easily activate and configure your machine for packet routing, Network Address Translation/IP Masquerading (NAT) and port-forwarding.
If you are using the functions of this program, it is recommended that you setup/configure a firewall to protect your machine - guidedog does not setup a firewall for you. To configure a firewall, the Guarddog program, by the same author, is recommended.
Guidedog requires iptables, and therefore Linux kernel 2.4+.
This is Martin S.'s second package suggestion and he contrasts this to yesterday's guarddog package saying that guidedog...
...offers easy routing and IPNAT masquerading. With a click or two you can use the machine guidedog runs on to connect your whole local network to the internet.
I never seen anything that comprehensive and user friendly for these kind of configuration task except MiamiDx (for AmigaOS). But MiamiDx's automatic firewall configuration wasn't that flexible as the one in guarddog.
More information on this package can be found on the Debian web site.
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