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hy friends


i need recomendations...how firewall will be good to my home pc.

thanks in advance!
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07-30-2003, 11:20 PM
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Jorel:

I do not know too much about Internet protocols, etc. but have one question:
Are you hooked up to the internet via broadband CATV's? DSL?
I have a broadband CATV connection, and am using a cable/dsl router to connect 2 computers to the network, and to the best of my understanding that router has a firewall of sorts.

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07-30-2003, 11:26 PM
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For Windows protection:
ZoneAlarm: http://www.zonelabs.com/store/content/home.jsp

If you have a spare PC laying around the house, and you want to connect your machine, your wife's machine and your kid's machine all simultaneously, look no further that this:
IPCop: http://www.ipcop.org

Then, if you are a Unix hacker, and you want to "hand carve" your firewall (like me ), use this: www.netbsd.org or www.freebsd.org

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@ Otto
i forgot to post Otto, i have dsl!
thanks!

@ Kwag
thanks Kwag, i'm calling the links to know it all.

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07-31-2003, 03:28 AM
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ZA is too heavy and do not have a lot of good results for the price.
The best one (and free !) is Kerio Personnal Firewall.

I used to have Norton FW but I dropped it when I saw that its impact on the network bandwith was huge (23% !)

See benchmark there and make you choice Jorel.

Note: the link is out of order at the moment, I hope is temporaly.
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thank you too Phil

the link is working very fine.(firewall.net)
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07-31-2003, 10:52 AM
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Sorry, I didn't remember the site was in french. But all you have to see in the benchmark results is the section G, where all the part are noted from 0 to 20, 20 is the best.

You'll see that Kerio has the best overall note (15.04/20).

If you need some hints, ask me.
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07-31-2003, 11:26 AM
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I heard good things from Tiny Firewall.

I still run BlackIce and AtGuard even on my one XP rig....
good and trustworthy. Coupled with the cable router, seems to work well.
I have no use to open ports for gaming or file sharing so, from my experience, they work well.
Mind you, I may try linux on my HTPC soon too...

ztr
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thanks Phil,
i got the page in english:
http://www.firewall-net.com/
i will need more hints,i call you for details!


thanks too zooter.
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07-31-2003, 12:23 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jorel
thanks Phil,
i got the page in english:
http://www.firewall-net.com/
i will need more hints,i call you for details!


thanks too zooter.
Another good site for firewall rating and other usefull apps

http://grc.com/default.htm


ztr
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07-31-2003, 12:42 PM
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http://grc.com/default.htm
hey zooter,thanks.

@ all ...see what is in the link:

"Just several weeks ago Microsoft confessed an
extremely serious remotely exploitable vulnerability
in all versions of Windows NT/2000/XP/2003"

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07-31-2003, 04:47 PM
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Quote:
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"Just several weeks ago Microsoft confessed an
extremely serious remotely exploitable vulnerability
in all versions of Windows NT/2000/XP/2003"

That is a problem exposed the 16th of July, and there is of course a patch for this on widows update site.

I urge you to take it as there is already a lot a worms (kind of virus) all around the underground place (you know, the crackers neat) using this leak.

Note: if you have error when using clipboard (copy/paste), then its too late for you...
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no problems here Phil,
i'm using 98SE (98 lite) that i "mix" with ME drives!
the reason...is faster!
thanks GOD!
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Just dont get caught with your pants down like I did..got hit with 6 trojans at once, I've spent the whole day redoing and getting it back to the way it was. They went right through McAFEE like butter. Needles to say I went back to Nortons.

David
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thanks David!


hey,your avatar seems with me without skirt,of course....
no,...with trousers,..and i have a chair like that.
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