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'apf' (active port forwarder) uses SSL for secure packet tunneling. It is meant for users without an external IP who want to make some services available on the Internet. afserver is placed on the machine with a publicly accessible address. afclient is then placed on the machine behind a firewall or masquerade, which makes the second machine visible to the Internet. You do not need root privileges to run afserver, nor does it use other processes. It uses 'zlib' to compress the transferred data.


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Download version 0.7.2 (stable)
released on 8 August 2005



LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
GPLv2orlaterJanet Casey8 August 2005

Leaders and contributors

jeremian Maintainer

Resources and communication

Audience Resource type URI
Bug Tracking,Developer,Support E-mail

Software prerequisites

Kind Description
Required to use zlib
Required to use SSL

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 7 January 2008.


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