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Publication Citation: Using the BACnet (R) firewall router

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Author(s): David G. Holmberg; Joel J. Bender; Michael A. Galler;
Title: Using the BACnet (R) firewall router
Published: November 01, 2006
Abstract: The BACnet Firewall Router (BFR) is a BACnet router with security firewall functionality. As a firewall it allows network and address filtering plus network and application layer service filtering of BACnet communications according to a security policy. The BFR also has the ability to function as a BACnet Broadcast Management Device (BBMD) and provide Network Address Translation (NAT). The BFR is a piece of software that runs under Linux on a PC with two network cards (one facing the external network and one facing the internal protected network). The BFR is presently under development as a Sourceforge project (http://sourceforge.net/projects/bfr/); Sourceforge is a website that hosts many open-source software development efforts. Source code, user manual, and other details are available for free at Sourceforge.
Citation: ASHRAE American Society for Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Journal
Volume: 48 No. 11
Keywords: BACnet,BBMD,BFR,filter,firewall,NAT,network security,router
Research Areas: Building and Fire Research
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