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Discussion in 'LnS English Forum' started by AdamL, Mar 9, 2011.

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  1. AdamL

    AdamL Registered Member

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    Hi all :)

    I am currently trialling Look n Stop, it is running very smoothly and I am now looking into purchasing it.

    I have some questions....

    Is Look n Stop still being actively developed?
    The last release was in October 2009, is that correct?

    I understand that it may not need any bug fixes etc, I am just interested in the owners plans for the product before I fork out for a "lifetime" licence.

    Are any coupon/discount codes available for LnS?

    Thanks :D

    Adam
     
  2. blasev

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    Ive had my license for about a year and to be honest $30 for this piece of software is a sweet deal, especially after you really get into it.

    It doesnt need updates like the other firewalls out there because its a strictly packet filtering firewall. It doesnt have all the useless garbage and bloat that others have.
     
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    Its unlike Frederic to skip p1, p2, p3 and jump directly to 2.08. ;)
     
  6. Triple Helix

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    And not to let us know! :doubt:

    TH
     
  7. Thomas M

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    Well, if he still owns LnS, the above post from "ruinebabine" requires a reply from Frederic.....

    Thomas
     
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    Most likely a hoaxer like that guy that had 2.08 in his signature here awhile ago. :p
     
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    I`d bet my lunch it`s a photoshop gag - people would be all over it otherwise, especially here.

    Would be interesting to hear of a new build though - just out of curiosity to see what exactly had been added or altered :cool:
     
  11. blasev

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    A hoax that keep my expectation high :D
     
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    Hi 0strodamus

    Yes I agree.

    Also if you look a the screen shot with Serial Number blanked out in red, the Activate button has not been Activated, because it is still visible where the button would be invisible [grey-out] if Activated. :eek:

    Take Care
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  13. Spysnake

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    I'm also interested in the status of the development. It is true that L'n'S doesn't require updates so often, but two years is a bit too much, and atleast I fear it becoming abandonware.

    Are there any plans for L'n'S?

    Preferred new features would be in my opinion: this is suggested before, but ability to attach internet filtering rules to applications and enforcing the rules to those applications alone, and better compatibility with Windows 7 Action Center (shows that L'n'S is off when logging out).
     
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    What does 2 years matter? Its stable in every sense and extremely strong. It offers IPV6 support. What else do you need?
     
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    Basically it's because of Microsoft; at some point, there could be stability or compatibility problems after certain type of updates. Little updates here and there would prove that the application is still in development, and I think it could boost the sales too. Even if I use the firewall myself on one of my computers, I can't currently recommend it to others because of the uncertainty.
     
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    There is no uncertainty. Updates dont effect packet filtering what so ever. :rolleyes:
     
  17. Spysnake

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    I agree. However, development status is strong point when investing in a software, and now it seems that L'n'S is left to "experts" who know when to trust the software and when to not. I don't mean anything like Chrome which already runs version 11, but something anyway. And I certainly don't want to start a debate over this, I just express my concern as a customer.
     
  18. G1111

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    Yes, it would be nice to hear from Frederic. He has not posted here since September 10, 2010. Although the firewall does not need frequent updates and Phant0m has developed new rulesets I would like to know what future plans for the software are. Unfortunately in the case of DiamondCS and Ghost Security the developers just stopped posting and faded into the night.
     
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    The ability to attach applications to Internet filtering rules exists already, and in regards to server rules, only one server application can listen on a specific port at a time.., so no problem there.

    And Look ā€˜nā€™ Stop is already fully compatible with Windows 7 Action Center, working great here. :D
     
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    Well there was one occasion .. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/951748 :D

     
  21. Stem

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    I have to agree.
    One post from him in 12 months is not a good sign.


    - Stem
     
  22. AdamL

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    Yes agreed :doubt:
     
  23. blasev

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    its sad, and I've repeatedly said this. since this is a great product.

    I haven't see any better option for my needs (yet)
    but if a competitor make a better one, that would make my day

    so for now, all love goes to LnS :D
     
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    There are 2 developers of LnS, Frederic and JF, both active in the forum in the 'old' days. Unfortunately, they 'disappeared' now.o_O
     
  25. blasev

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    Never think that I'll finally buy this piece of software
    But without phanth0m and stem I wouldn't even consider it

    I'm glad to buy this top notch firewall
    Still hoping future development :D
     
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