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An Easy Firewall Application

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Firewall application developed using Packet Filtering API.

Sample Image - firewallpapi.jpg

Introduction

When I published my articles about firewall development, I received some e-mails about how to develop a complete firewall solution using the methods described. With this tool I want to give these users an easy example of packet filtering utility.

In this solution I have used Packet Filtering API for Microsoft Windows 2000 and above. I have developed a MFC class wrapper for this API. With this class, I make a simple MFC application that allows a user to set filter rules in local interfaces.

If you want to know more about Packet Filtering API, you can read my article Packet Filtering in .NET. Feel free to e-mail me if you want to know more about this application.

Update history

  • October 6, 2003.- Initial release. Version 1.0.
  • October 9, 2003.- Added support for "default action". Version 1.1.

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Jesus Oliva
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QuestionNot working on win7!!! Pin
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GeneralMy vote of 1 Pin
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QuestionWorks in XP and not Win7 Pin
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GeneralCan't drop the income packet!! Pin
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GeneralFirewall inoperative in this situation Pin
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Ralph Varjabedian29-Mar-06 21:14
memberRalph Varjabedian29-Mar-06 21:14 
Hi,

Thank you for this wonderful article, it really is very beneficial.

I wonder if you can tell me what is the best way to send ethernet packets. I was using WinPCap to send packets but it is very slow (up to 1 second delay between the call to send and the actual send).

If am going all over the internet but I can not see the best way nor can I find samples on this topic.

If you can help me, that would be great.
Thanks.

Ralph Varjabedian
Software Engineer
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