Beta-testing TinyWall

Discussion in 'other firewalls' started by ultim, Oct 12, 2011.

  1. CHEFKOCH

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    Since MS/Google/.. and others have decided to drop StartCom it's not possible (in the traditional ways) to install TinyWall. Which means you get the 'application blocked' msg from Windows.

    http://i.imgur.com/PYNwXxG.png
    http://i.imgur.com/KxqqgSx.png

    it would be also good to know if that project is finally dead or not, cause since months no words or updates.
     
  2. imuade

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    Try to run it as administrator.
    I'm using tinywall on Win10 latest stable build and everything is working fine
     
  3. NormanF

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    TinyWall is at the latest version and manages the Windows Firewall.

    Its not in need of frequent updates like third party fws are that completely replace WF on a day to day basis.
     
  4. CHEFKOCH

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    There are known bugs and I could add and list some more which are urgent need to be fixed.

    The author really should wake up and response here, otherwise I report this on several pages now as 'not under development'. That could all have been avoided just releasing the source code, but sigh ... The author seems to not care, not even the homepage works anymore because certificate.

    At this point I can't recommend it to use, so better go with the integrated firewall or use another one.

    @ Wilders Admin, pls close the TinyWall threads, makes no sense to leave it open until the developer give us a response. There tons of obsolete and outdated GUI's already, we not need another one.
     
  5. Circuit

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    Tinywall could become the greatest front-end firewall for windows firewall, but like you said he's slacking.

    Really liking WFC, after playing with it for a few days, can do what TW does and more. A little intimidating at first, with more patience and practice probably will be my choice, and it is always updated, and support is outstanding.
     
  6. boredog

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    The don't close threads unless they become nasty. The only things I have seen them close is forum sections. Tiny works fine for my purposes. Very easy to se and does a lot of stuff. I am sticking with it. I have no problem accessing the web site using Edge.
    You can contact the developer here. tinywall@pados.hu
     
  7. Circuit

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    He'll be back.
     
  8. boredog

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    I actually like this firewall a lot.
     
  9. Circuit

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    I do too, except for the occasional crash.
    WFC requiers NF 4.6 >. That's what make tinywall a winner.
     
  10. Circuit

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    Is the Host file being updated?
     
  11. CHEFKOCH

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    Firewall actually does nothing cause you can't install it, and a normal user not want to mess with that (what you think or if you bypass this is secondary). Generally there is a rule when it comes to software, which means if 10 people are tested and it does work for 9 you failed because the one on which it doesn't work will immediately drop the product no matter how good the product might be (see Threema .. no one want to pay 1,99 for this app).

    I don't see were this threads leads cause there is nothing more to discuss, the developer not opened the source, he not response and the product needs some fixes. If you want security you have to stay on the line and in this case merge the Windows changes.

    The thread again should be locked and re-opened, well this is not the only thread here on wilders, but the last 10 pages are fully irrelevant anyway because it makes no sense to waste time writing things here which you never get a reply on the developer status.

    Ps: We have an edit button.
     
  12. Peter2150

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    CHEFKOCH

    The forum admins will make the determination of when to close a thread. You are welcome to feel free to not read or participate in it.
     
  13. Circuit

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    OK, you got win10 stuff no wonder.
     
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    First...do you know software without bugs?
    Second...it's better to know bugs than not...right?
     
  15. CHEFKOCH

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    The thing is, the developer gave up and not even response to emails or release the source. So it's not helpful to leave threads open to complain about or to show what's bugged when no one can fix it. As said the firewall was good but the problem with one-man Project is that when there is no source you're doomed in case something happened.

    To suggest people using certificates which are on the blacklist already isn't a good advise, especially from so called experts. I expect from 'security' projects to stay up to date with fixes asap otherwise it should be mentioned in OP.
     
  16. Peter2150

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    CHEFKOCH

    As I said that is a decision of management. You are free to ignore this thread.
     
  17. CHEFKOCH

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    Thanks, pls update OP with the info that this isn't currently proper working as I showed and an info that it's 'discontinued' and I would be happy. All I'm asking for.
     
  18. Circuit

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    Works for some. Why so anxious to shut this tread down?
    He does show once in awhile (yearly or so), I admit not enough.
     
  19. Circuit

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    Really not discontinued.
    Again, WHY SO ANXIOUS?
     
  20. CHEFKOCH

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    Because the thread is misleading since there is no active 'Beta test', the homepage and the app use invalid certs (I get emails from users because of this) and there isn't enough info given to clarify the status. I contacted the developer 1,5 years via email and I never got a response. I think that's long enough.
     
  21. Circuit

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    I understand, but it is not enough to shut down a thread.
    Do you work for ms?
     
  22. CHEFKOCH

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    If there would be development we would get status updates + certificate changes + known issue fixes, especially on Windows 10. I would do it myself and release the fixed version but I have no permission or any change to contact the developer.

    My last words in this thread, rest is OT.
     
  23. Circuit

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    That's what freedom is about.
     
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    I think CHEFKOCH is right!
    Nothing personal against this thread and/or the dev. of tw. But when u need assistance for an discontinued security soft full of issues and the dev. is missing from a while there is no reasons to continue.

    beta testing tinyall thread - for an "quasi" outdatet tool?:thumbd::confused:
    Its a pitty because tw was a great piece of tool.
     
  25. Circuit

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    Then just don't read!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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