Firewall by Jim 1.23Alpha (Development)

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  1. Prince_Serendip

    Prince_Serendip Registered Member

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    Firewall by Jim 1.23Alpha (Development) by Jim Gifford
    Saturday, September 14th 2002

    About: This is a firewall that takes advantage of tcp_wrappers information to block users. It also uses separate files for configuration ease. It is designed to work out of the box with eth0 for internet and eth1 for the LAN.

    Changes: Support for the ECN TCP Flag was added. Blocking and logging of OS footprints was added.

    Purpose :
    I got tired of all the firewall scripts out there that did not do what I wanted them to. I wanted a firewall that was flexible to use, but did it's job. I wanted one that can be configured to any circumstance easily without changing the script itself. That is why my Firewall was designed with separate text files for ease of configuration.

    Protection :
    I have built in multiple means of protection into the firewall itself. Of the most most notable is the hacker, trojan, spam, and blacklist capabilities.

    Hacker :
    The hacker protection will prevent the outsite world from running commands. If you choose to enable this function.

    Trojan :
    The trojan protection has two different levels. Standard and Intensive. The standard only protects from known linux and unix trojans. Where as the intensive will protect from all known trojans, windows, linux, and unix based.

    Spam :
    The Spam protection will block any IP address that is listed from sending to your SMTP server.

    License: Freely distributable.

    For more information and downloads please go to the developer's Homepage. Also available via FreshMeat. :D
     
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    Have you tried it ? Know of anyone who has ?

    bill ;)
     
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    :) Hi eyespy! (Now that has a certain ring to it!)

    Not yet. I want to use it. It looks very good, but I have to uninstall ZA first. I found this while trawling through the NewsNow page yesterday. In the Internet Security News section. It's still in development/alpha phase, and looks promising.

    NewsNow Encryption/Security
     
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    Prince.Sounds very interesting!I agree that it looks promising!The spam contol feature is something I never thought of in regards to a firewall.Will you keep us posted about it's development and your opinion/results of using it?
     
  5. I have got to do this one..and I will take time soon..thanks. Any firewall that wants to do all that and call itself Jim is my kind of people..I get a little tired of all those acronyms. ;)
     
  6. JacK

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    Hi Prince_Serendip ;)

    You don't have to uninstall ZA but to install LINUX first lol

    JacK
     
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    :) Hi Guys!

    I'll keep you posted. I haven't yet e-mailed the developer, but I will now! I have a hunch about it. This could be a Jim "Dandy" Firewall! Thanks for the interest. :)

    I suspected it was a Linux Firewall but it said it could also do Windows. I'll have to check with Jim!
    Thanks again.
     
  8. You don't have to uninstall ZA but to install LINUX first lol


    Yup..or already have it. :D :D
     
  9. Checkout

    Checkout Security Rhinoceros

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    This is written near the bottom of the developer's web page:

    Fame at last! :D :D
     
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    :) Hello Everyone!

    I sent an e-mail to Jim Gifford and here is his single sentence reply:
    So, you are correct Jack. It is a Linux application. Wouldn't it be nice to have something like this for Windows? I suppose I can keep searching and hoping. Thanks to all for the interest here! :D
     
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    Hi Prince_Serendip ;)

    Nothing of the kind for Windoze.

    A good solution would be to install an old PC on LINUX as server/gateway with Freesco as FW (just a Floppy disk need).

    So you have a cheap and solid hardware FW and a rules based FW like KPF or other on the clients :)

    Rgds,
     
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    :D Hello Everyone!

    For those who may be interested, the Firewall by Jim (for Linux) has been updated to version 1.25. Please refer to this link:
    http://freshmeat.net/releases/100266/

    This posting is FYI!

    Best regards.
     
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