Editor: IPNetRouterX is a flexible router, firewall, and network utility including NAT with inbound port mapping, a built-in DHCP Server, DNS Server, Ethernet bridging, transparent proxying, load balancing, Automatic failover, and bandwidth accounting.
Using IPNetRouterX you can share a network connection among multiple users, provide DHCP service, define names for hosts on your LAN, audit network usage, and secure your LAN against undesirable traffic or network abuse.
IPNetRouterX includes the complete IP filtering engine from IPNetSentryX, extending its flexibility to the entire LAN.
Summary of Key Benefits
Compared to UNIX natd and ipfw, the standard Internet sharing and firewall included with Mac OS X, IPNetRouterX offers several advantages:
* Excellent performance using in kernel single address space AVL search trees.
* Excellent compatibility. As a shared resource, UNIX ipfw is often configured by multiple programs with conflicting models. IPNetRouterX does not use or depend on ipfw leaving it available for other UNIX software. IPNetRouterX's second generation NAT design includes many refinements not always available in other implementations.
* Flexible configuration, logging, and notification options.
IPNetRouterX supplements and is fully compatible with Apple's own firewall in OSX while providing additional capability to solve network problems users may encounter.