Projects / Guarddog


Guarddog is firewall generation/management utility for KDE 2 or 3 on Linux. It allows you to specify which protocols should be allowed to pass through the firewall, and requires no knowledge of port numbers. It generates scripts for ipchains and/or iptables.

Operating Systems

Recent releases

  •  31 Dec 2004 10:43

    Release Notes: This release features translation updates, XDCMP updates, adds Microsoft Media Player, Jabber over SSL, Bittorrent, rsync, distcc, and gkrellm protocols, fixes the NTP protocol, adds a PGP key server, and is updated to work with Linux 2.6 kernels.

    •  09 Jul 2002 06:33

      Release Notes: This release supports zones and many extra protocols, iptables, KDE3, rate limited logging, connection tracking, user defined protocols, the import and export of scripts, DHCP support, and router configuration. A small bug that was stopping Guarddog from compiling on Qt2 was fixed, along with a bug in the kernel detection script. The manual has been reviewed and edited.

      •  01 Apr 2002 02:56

        Release Notes: There is a small fix to Windows Networking (NETBIOS). Kerberos, klogin, kshell, NIS, IMAPS, POP3S, and ISAKMP have been added. It now correctly detects which filter system is being using on 2.5 kernels.

        •  07 Mar 2002 21:05

          Release Notes: Support for recent autoconf versions, no longer requiring that packets creating a NEW tracked connection have their SYN bits set, and new CDDB, MSN Messenger, VNC, and PPTP support.

          •  21 Feb 2002 19:34

            Release Notes: This release doesn't try to enforce the Strong ES model. A nasty flaw in the way UDP reply packets were handled has been fixed. Control over TCP timestamps and support for Telstra's BigPond Cable have been added. The GUI layout on the Protocol tab has been changed. There are NETBIOS fixes.

            Recent comments

            09 Mar 2004 12:10 Thulemanden

            Attention Users!
            Thís application deserves a lot more attention by users if measured by the voting rate.

            It's easy to go to and quite logic to operate and not the least technical.

            No items are permitted by default, you must actively allow certain applications like chat, incoming and outgoing mail, etc.

            When selecting a heading to the right, a very brief description turns up at the left hinting the risk and gains of permitting the protocol. I

            If your internet or mail stops working, don't panic! Simply find or guess at the needed permissions or try systematically until it works again.

            You could call this the Zonealarm of Linux perhaps. Sort off.

            You want this ;-)


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