Virtualizing your Linux Firewall

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This paper discusses the possibility/feasibility of running a Linux Firewall as a Virtual Machine inside your XEN/KVM/VMware Hypervisor. The advantages and disadvantages are identified; and a solution is proposed on how you can actually achieve this. The paper is available in HTML and PDF versions.

... There is nothing much you can do "different", with the so-called hardware/proprietary firewalls, compared to what you can do with Linux based firewalls. ...