Best IP Blocker?

Discussion in 'privacy technology' started by CharlyAR, May 9, 2007.

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  1. CharlyAR

    CharlyAR Registered Member

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    Hi guys,

    Would you recommend me some good IP Blocker? I saw that the "leaders" are PeerGuardian and Protowall... I just don't know which can be better, faster, less memory/CPU eater... :)

    I used to have Agnitum Outpost with Blockpost plugin, but I got a little hardware firewall, and after more than a month I don't have anything in my logs to show that Outpost can still be necesary so I was thinking of saving some resources...

    Thanks!
     
  2. WSFuser

    WSFuser Registered Member

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    I dont know if one if better or faster but I prefer PeerGuardian because of how it installs (doesnt install a driver into your NIC like protowall does). Plus it allows you to easily bypass http.
     
  3. CharlyAR

    CharlyAR Registered Member

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    Uhmmm... Exactly why would you say this method may be better?

    (sorry if the question is not very polite... english is not my native languaje) :p
     
  4. WSFuser

    WSFuser Registered Member

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    im not saying PeerGuardian's method is better, but when I first tried Protowall I could not install it because of the driver.
     
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    Paranoid2000 Registered Member

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    The biggest benefit of a software firewall is the ability to block outgoing traffic from applications not specifically allowed network access. If you find Outpost a problem (and the Outpost CPU FAQ doesn't help) then try another software firewall - or a system firewall offering network access control like System Safety Monitor.
     
  6. CharlyAR

    CharlyAR Registered Member

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    Thanks a lot wsf. I will take a look at the driver and what it does.

    BTW... 7800 posts? o_O Wow, I believe than not even in a BBS I had so many posts... :p
     
  7. CharlyAR

    CharlyAR Registered Member

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    Hahaha, you're droopy, everywhere I turn around, you're there! :p

    Thanks for your reply.
    For this particular system, I'm not so worried about outgoing connections but incoming. And I could use some extra RAM and CPU, and the license of Outpost in other PC also... :)
    So I don't see any reason to keep Outpost running other than blocking unwanted IPs, so... :rolleyes:
     
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