Advanced Policy Firewall!

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**Description:** Advanced Policy Firewall (APF is an iptables(netfilter based firewall system designed around the essential needs of today's Internet deployed servers and the unique needs of custom deployed Linux installations. The configuration of APF is designed to be very informative and present the user with an easy to follow process, from top to bottom of the configuration file.

Advanced Policy Firewall alternatives

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