CHX-I & Ghostwall

Discussion in 'other firewalls' started by Bob D, Nov 30, 2005.

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  1. Kerodo

    Kerodo Registered Member

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    Brinn, when you reformat, put CHX on first, before anything else firewall-wise, so you can be sure there are no remnants from another program causing problems. If it doesn't work after that, then there is truly some kind of incompatibility going on there. In that case, you'll just have to go with what works...
     
  2. Arup

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    Have you checked under hidden system devices for any remnants of previous firewalls, most tend to leave behind entries, functional or non functional, they have a tendency to clash, as for using Ghost, thats your prerogative, but can't blame CHX if it doesn't run on your particular system,whatever the reason might be.
     
  3. Brinn

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    I'm not blaming anything. I'm just saying it's not working on my comp. I'm hoping the problem will be fixed with a reformat. I really like what I see with CHX.
     
  4. Arup

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    Brinn,

    Can you tell me what you see in your CHX logs for now?
     
  5. Brinn

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    Right now, CHX is uninstalled. I'm confident that CHX will work after the reformat. If not, I'll try to post logs then.
     
  6. Brinn

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    Okay, I think I've figured it out. I looked over my logs and it seems that I needed to make a rule to deal with ARP traffic between my ethernet card and (I think) my cable modem. I hope that's what it is and that I'm not leaving a gaping hole in my rules.
     
  7. Arup

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    Brinn, ARP is only needed if you are on wireless and for that, you need the CHX 3 beta, not the release 2.8 as it has no ARP support.
     
  8. Paranoid2000

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    ARP is used (and required) on wired (Ethernet) networks also - it provides the IP-to-MAC address mapping necessary for running Internet Protocol over Ethernet.
     
  9. Arup

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    Agreed, but I was under the impression that ARP protection is mostly needed on Wireless, even ZAP and other firewalls have ARP protection disabled by default.
     
  10. rdsu

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    Brinn,

    did you tried the samples on the link that I suggested?

    Try them...
     
  11. Paranoid2000

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    LANs with untrusted users (e.g. university/workplace LANs) would benefit from ARP protection also, though it can cause problems for some situations so is best disabled by default.
     
  12. Brinn

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    I've tried the ones you linked. I keep running into the same problem unless I specifically allow ARP traffic.
     
  13. rdsu

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    That samples already have the ARP rule...
     
  14. Brinn

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    Hmm... the ARP rules I made have my specific MAC addresses. It's working fine so I don't see an urgent need to go back to recheck. This is one powerful program. I look forward to learning how to use it better.
     
  15. rdsu

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    Yep, very good :D
     
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