heh, I'm quite interested in LnS. However for some reason the 'options' seem overly complex. Especially after having spent so much time using ZA Pro, my previous firewall. And I really need to get away from ZA before it gets to the usefulness of XP's firewall. I'm a simple dial-up user. And general needs would closely immitate that of ZA, with some personal control exceptions. I need to drop (not reject, mind you) tcp packets to me for all ports. And to only allow ports to be opened to incomming traffic which a program specificly requests, and I approve of, on case by case basis. Also known as "Stealth" On the other hand, if looknstop would have a method of discovering just what ports various programs that I use are attempting to use, that would be just as good. While the old one did a wonderful job of this, I detest its ability(or lack thereof) to control just what ports and protocals a (or any) program may or may not use. While it would be nice to 'allow' certain protocals and ports, I want packets sent to them to drop unless the port is specificly being used by a service on my computer. Will it be possible with LnS? And how difficult? I hate to waste my time installing shareware when I know uninstalling most of them leaves their stupid markers on my system saying the product was installed at some point. Any comments on the matters are most welcome.