any good open source firewalls

Discussion in 'other firewalls' started by DGMurdockIII, May 28, 2007.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. DGMurdockIII

    DGMurdockIII Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2006
    Posts:
    51
    are there any good open source firewall for windows xp?
     
  2. Alphalutra1

    Alphalutra1 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2005
    Posts:
    1,160
    Location:
    127.0.0.0/255.0.0.0
    wipfw is quite nice, but not for everyone if you catch my drift ;)

    coreforce, while not open source, is under the apache license so technically you could decompile it legally and look at the source :p

    that's about it for working and good open source windows firewalls.

    Cheers,

    Alphalutra1
     
  3. JeffBuck

    JeffBuck Registered Member

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2007
    Posts:
    32
    Isafer ...
     
  4. Alphalutra1

    Alphalutra1 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2005
    Posts:
    1,160
    Location:
    127.0.0.0/255.0.0.0
    yeah, but that runs in the winsock layers (aka filters packets way too late after they could have already done something) So it is really not a good choice.

    Alphalutra1
     
  5. DGMurdockIII

    DGMurdockIII Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2006
    Posts:
    51
    are there any good open source ones for windows that are easy to use?
     
  6. Alphalutra1

    Alphalutra1 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2005
    Posts:
    1,160
    Location:
    127.0.0.0/255.0.0.0
    No real "newb" friendly ones. But why are you so hung up on open source? Are you actually going to look at the source and use it, or are you going to check it to see if anything maliciuos is inside it, most likely not.

    For windows, the best you will get are free firewalls, without source code released. I like Jetico 1 a lot, but that isn't very easy. Some people have liked Comodo, so you may want to try that. If you don't need application filtering, then just use the built-in XP firewall, it does its job at inbound filtering.

    Cheers,

    Alphalutra1
     
Loading...
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.