2.06 Official Release

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  1. Frederic

    Frederic LnS Developer

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    Hi All,

    This is the announce for the 2.06 official release.

    Here are the download links:
    - En: http://www.looknstop.com/En/LooknStop_Setup_206.exe
    - Fr: http://www.looknstop.com/Fr/Installation_LooknStop_206.exe

    As usual, no need to uninstall your current version to install this new version (whatever the version you are using). Just run the setup on top of your current version.

    As already said in previous posts, this version is quite the same as the 2.06b2.
    The final feature content as mentioned in the help file is the following:

    Added:
    • Support for Windows Vista
    • Internet Filtering (Windows 2000/2003/XP/Vista only): IP V6 support
    • Application Filtering (Windows Vista only): IP V6 support
    • Internet Filtering (Windows 2000/2003/XP/Vista only): a new option to handle fragmented packets.
    • Application Filtering (Windows 2000/2003/XP/Vista only): a new option to have the application filtering still active even if Look 'n' Stop is stopped (persistent application filtering)
    • Application Filtering (Windows 2000/2003/XP/Vista only): possibility to add non standard extensions for parent applications.
    • New option to associate import files (.rie) to Look 'n' Stop. This allows to import files by clicking a link or double clicking on a .rie file.
    • Popup position is saved.
    • Direct access to a rule from the log (with a right click).
    • Service mode startup is now available in the options (not supported for Vista).
    • Rule edition: added "Equal/different from my @" for the MAC address.
    • Rule edition: added a "Local Port" criteria for port selection (by default this criteria selects the range 1024-5000, except under Vista it is 49152-65535).
    Changes:
    • Automatic selection of the network interface is anyway done on an excluded IP if no other network interface with a valid IP has been found..
    • Rule and log files are no longer saved in the Look 'n' Stop installation folder but in the following folder: "\Documents and Settings\[user]\Local Settings\Application Data\looknstop" (Windows 2000/2003/XP/Vista only; and for a fresh install only)
    • The registration is no longer done through the "Look 'n' Stop Code" but with an email address.
    • "Watch thread injection" and "Watch DNS calls" are no longer available for now.
    • An explicit option has been added on the command line to start several instances of Look 'n' Stop. A double-click on looknstop.exe no longer start a second instance.
    • When Look 'n' Stop is started in service mode, if the user log off, Look 'n' Stop is no longer stopped (and restarted).
    • Number of filtering rule is now 128 for the internet filtering.
    • Number of rules/applications is now 200 for application filtering.
    • Number of TCP SPI is now configurable through the registry
    • New display options in the TCP connections dialog box.
    • Added more information for TCP SPI alerts
    • In the dialog box to associate an application to a rule the full path of the selected application has been added.
    Fixes:
    • Several fixes and improvements in TCP SPI (in particular in timeout handling)
    • Automatic selection of the network interface wasn't working in some particular circumstances.
    • After the popup windows is closed now the focus is put again on the initial application that has the focus before.
    • When editing a rule with a plugin, some criteria were not saved properly.
    • When an application was associated to a rule, modifying an attribute (log, allow/block) of the rule was also modifying its activation without looking to the application state..
    • Color display issue when started in service mode.
    • Fixed some attribute update displays in Internet Filtering page when the rule is updated by a plugin.
    • Internet Filtering (Windows 2000/2003/XP/Vista only): crash at startup with some ethernet adapter names
    • Application Filtering (Windows 2000/2003/XP/Vista only): Added a fix in process identification to detect some leaktests/malicious software changing application process path in user mode.
    • Problem sometimes when doing rule copy/paste in Internet Filtering.
    • When the settings were locked with a password, the quit menu in the tray icon was not greyed if a translation plugin was enabled.
    Known issues:
    • Under XP: IPV6 Applications are not detected
    • When Look 'n' Stop is started as a service, the context help doesn't work (help file has to be started manually)
    • Under Vista: Features requiring Look 'n' Stop to be started as Admin:
      • The registration to the Windows security center
      • .rie file association
    Plugins:
    • Plugins have to give their interface version now. Old plugins are considered as using interface 1.01 by default.
    • Rule edition: IPV6 compatibility, and 16 fields per rule available
    • Rule edition: added an AND/OR operator between two consecutive fields.
    • Rule edition: added an OR criteria with 3 values to be compared with.
    • Rule edition: Log attribute and Application list added to the interface.

    This version will be also available from our main site in few days.

    Thanks to all who have participated to the beta tests, allowing us to release this version.

    Regards,

    Frederic
     
  2. -NiCeGuY-

    -NiCeGuY- Registered Member

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    ty Frederic 4 yr hard working :D
     
  3. AJohn

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    Nice to see some 'official' progress :D
     
  4. Triple Helix

    Triple Helix Webroot Product Advisor

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    Thanks Frederic!

    TH :D
     
  5. ankupan

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    But on company website, in download section, its 2.05 only.

    It need to be updated with latest version.
     
  6. danieleb

    danieleb Registered Member

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    It will be.
     
  7. user12

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    Is there any known compatibility issues with nVidia drivers with this new release? Previous versions didn't run well on my laptop. Although I'm not sure I suspect this was due to the nVidia graphics drivers installed on my laptop. I could be wrong.
     
  8. sukarof

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    Well done Fredric!

    I found my way "home" again. After a almost a year long trip with Comodo, which is a excellent firewall but dont have Vista support yet, I installed Look´n´stop in my Vista since it was one of the few FW for Vista, and remembered the simplicity (=just a firewall)
    Its back on my XP too :thumb:
     
  9. Phant0m

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    If anyone is still using one of the betas or an earlier version, I highly suggest to quickly download this official version and install right-on-top... This version is wicked, awesome, and very, very stable! :thumb: (x10) :)
     
  10. Thomas M

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    Congratulations Frederic to this final release :thumb:

    I love it :D

    Such a great software firewall with a download of only 0.85 MB, amazing :D

    Thank you very much :-*
    Thomas :)
     
  11. TBR

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    64bit Vista?
     
  12. Phant0m

    Phant0m Registered Member

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    No this is a x86 version
     
  13. fred22

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    "Watch thread injection" and "Watch DNS calls" are no longer available for now.

    bummer :(
     
  14. Climenole

    Climenole Look 'n' Stop Expert

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    Hi

    Nice to see some appreciation from a ... comodo firewall user. :cautious:

    Another comment ?

    :D
     
  15. AJohn

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    I'm not keen on using betas and try to use software that covers known leaktests for personal reasons. That ok with you? Good.

    I am happy there is a new 'stable' version of L'n'S out finally.
     
  16. Phant0m

    Phant0m Registered Member

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    Those are the only two temporary disadvantages with Look 'n' Stop v2.06 release, but with the development progress of Look 'n' Stop I would have to give it a thumbs up rating...


     
  17. Phant0m

    Phant0m Registered Member

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    Even from the very beginning, Look 'n' Stop betas, they are very stable anyways, so there's no excuses for those who have been around awhile... ;)
     
  18. Climenole

    Climenole Look 'n' Stop Expert

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    Hi :D

    How you know LNS was (is) stable or not ?

    Crystal ball ?

    Personnaly, I post any comment on Comodo since I'm not using it therefore I can't evaluate it.

    :D
     
  19. AJohn

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    Exactly.
     
  20. Frederic

    Frederic LnS Developer

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    Thanks all for your support :cool:

    Frederic
     
  21. Climenole

    Climenole Look 'n' Stop Expert

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    Hi :D

    This is beyond the scope of my intelligence and knowledge. :eek:
     

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  22. AJohn

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    Haha... I figure if the developer I trust with my security lables it as a beta then I take their word for having some reason or another for it not being a final release. That is all I meant :p
     
  23. Blackcat

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    Had the same problem but smooth installation when I tried in Safe Mode.

    I think originally it would not load as I had not disabled my AV Guard :doubt:
     
  24. carioca

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    :thumb:
    Congratulations Frederic your firewall is a jewel. Keep as ever the best by mixing lightweight and very tough protection. There is no footprint in the system. Best Regards.
    :D
     
  25. mizar

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    Congratulations Frederic, really light on resources....

    How can i do that?
     
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