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packet filter

A software routine that analyzes incoming data packets and forwards them or discards them based on one or more criteria such as address, range of addresses and type (email, file transfer, etc.). Packet filtering is generally performed in a router, in which case the router is known as a "screening router." See deep packet inspection, firewall, Web filtering and router.
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We modified our polling kernel to implement queue-state feedback (see Section 6.4) from the packet filter queue.
The remote firewall consists of three major components; the packet filter, the remote firewall agent, and the remote firewall client agent.
Rather than allowing information from the outside to get sifted through a packet filter and forwarded into the private network, a system administrator can set up an application gateway, called a proxy server firewall, to prevent the two networks from having any direct contact.
Moreover, the bastion host can, if desired, act as a proxy server for services that need to be made more secure, with the router serving as a packet filter to control access to internal networks.
In addition, elmeg T484 features packet filter firewall, which provides protection against external attacks with preconfigured profiles to protect against the most frequent threats.