firewall leak tester website : NEW Look

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  1. gkweb

    gkweb Expert Firewall Tester

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    Hi,


    to moderators : i apologize if it isn't the right place for such post, feel free of course to move it if needed.


    my website http://firewallleaktester.webhop.net has been reworked graphically by a friend who is known under the nickname IBAS.
    I really thanks him to have done such hard work and i hope you will like the new look !

    The forum link is gone and instead is a new page, empty for now, but which will have the link to the upcoming paper about firewalls and leaktests.
    Outpost results has been updated, statistics will be as soon i will have 100 answer in this poll http://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=17688


    If you find any dead link or glitches, please inform me.

    The upcoming paper should coming soon... keep an eye open ;)
     
  2. hayc59

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    Re:NEW firewall leak tester website

    gkweb, Hello
    Just sent you an e-mail.
    let me know what you think...... :)
     
  3. halcyon

    halcyon Registered Member

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    Great to see you are updating.

    Any chances of new firewall tests? Quite a few of the programs have gotten an update (Outpost is at 2.1 now, supposedly with many fixes, etc.)

    Also, there are interesting "other" firewalls like Visnetic/8signs, etc.

    Are you still planning to do more tests and update that page?

    Thank you for your efforts so far and keep up the good work!
     
  4. gkweb

    gkweb Expert Firewall Tester

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    thanks you ;)

    About updates, i can't add any firewall of the web for many reasons :
    First, firewalls you have just quoted are only packet filter (like Visnetic) and are meant to work on a server, not a personal computer, and so don't have outbound application filtering.
    Second, i have just added most famous personal firewalls to provide a quick overview to readers, but the website is before all done for you can download leaktests and do tests yourself (with eventually firewalls not tested).
    Third, there is firewalls including sandboxe and relying only on this to block leaktests, but because leaktests are tested with such features disabled, those kind of security suite would fail most leaktests.

    I know few firewalls have now new build, and version and build tested are written purposefully to not mislead readers, i do tests on my spare time, and tests ask a lot of time so i can't update results at each new build (moreover some new build _often_ doesn't change anything regarding leaktests, i think to past kerio versions or ZA, only major update can).

    So i do my best to do tests, but now, more than before, to explain in details how i do tests, what are my criteria and why, exactly what will be adressed in my upcoming paper about all of that, is what matters most to my eyes. I was recently more focused to the explanation than to add a ton of tests that people disagree anyway without knowing criteria.
    I try however to do all that eveyone wants, tests plus explanations plus site updates plus more... but it's hard to do all at once, and to make leaktests too :)

    Keep on eye on it, as soon as i will can i will update the most important first (major firewall updates, after, minor build updates).
    It's hard to answer to everyone will, but i'll try ;)
     
  5. Paul Wilders

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    Thumb up, gkweb! It's a hugh improvement for sure :cool:

    regards.

    paul
     
  6. Pilli

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    Nice job GK! :D
     
  7. gkweb

    gkweb Expert Firewall Tester

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    Thanks you Paul and Pilli :)

    i'm sure my friend who has made the new site will like compliments ;)

    EDIT : if more people could poll to the poll linked in my first post... ty.
     
  8. optigrab

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    GKWeb

    Please enlighten me (if that is possible). How is it that Outpost pro's results on the "Highest Setting" table (8/22) is much worse than the "Out of the box" table (13/22).

    Is it possible these are inadvertantly reversed?

    Respectfully
    Optigrab
     
  9. gkweb

    gkweb Expert Firewall Tester

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    I forgot to write 4/10 on "out of the box" settings, thx for notice it (because it is out of the box but with disabling a makeshift, i forgot it).
    Anyway, these are results for 2.0.238 version, not the 2.1

    EDIT : i have tested quickly the 2.1 which seems at least to pass
    more leaktests like PCAuditv2, but i can't be sure yet, need more investigation.
     
  10. Aggressor

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    Hey gk ;

    Actually, I preferred your previous site :D

    Don't want 2 spoil your day - just a matter of personal taste, that's all; IMVHO, I think the background color is too bright - personally, I favour dark, if possible BLACK backgrounds, which are easier on the eye & give far less headaches... :cool:


    But the effort was commendable though!
     
  11. gkweb

    gkweb Expert Firewall Tester

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    np Morgoth, it's impossible to please everyone when it comes to colours and graphics ;)
    This make me remember a post where Kaspersky AV dev (or vendor) was saying that some people prefer the old GUI version, some other the new beta GUI...

    Fortunaly that we have all a different personal opinion, if not, the world would be sad :)
    (everyone agree with everyone, it scared me!)
     
  12. Phant0m

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    Hey gkweb

    Outstanding website, luv the improvements, luv the visual!

    Take it from me gkweb, it is IMPOSSIBLE to please everyone. The best we can do is try to please the majority, and from the looks of things you did just that! ;)
     
  13. CrazyM

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    Hi gkweb

    This is the right spot, so no worries there.

    Great job and effort on your part. Keep up the good work.

    Regards,

    CrazyM
     
  14. Red_Dwarf

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    :D New look to site is better, looks more professional.

    Yeah in Mozzila and in FireFox site looks great.
    In IE works as well but ahh well we all know differant browser look slightly differant .

    Only comment is FRA link...

    Well done to you and IBAS

    Red Dwarf
     
  15. gkweb

    gkweb Expert Firewall Tester

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    Yea i know in IE the website looks not as good as with FireFox, but i won't try to fix such tiny issue, and in a way, FireFox's users are rewarded to use a better browser ;) (don't want to start a troll ! :rolleyes:)

    If anyone has suggestions and ideas to improve it, i'm open, but i don't get out rabbits from a hat :)

    EDIT : surprising stats !!
     

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    links to this site should be pinned at every security forum!

    great site :D

    have you ever considered testing these firewalls against real live nasties instead of leaktests?

    i don't think the stats are that surprising: your site is obviously visited mostly by security conscious people, and security conscious ppl use mozilla/ other alternative browser...

    edit:da¤¤ typos
     
  17. gkweb

    gkweb Expert Firewall Tester

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    thanks you :)

    about mozilla and your opinion, yea i think you are right, mozilla rocks ;)
     
  18. gkweb

    gkweb Expert Firewall Tester

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    results page updated, take a look too to the news page, something to follow...

    Outpost 2.1 is better than 2.0.x and score same as ZA.
     
  19. JayK

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    Interesting to see the stats of wilder's security.
     
  20. Paul Wilders

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    Interesting indeed - and we don't have any problem with that ;).

    regards.

    paul
     
  21. JayK

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    Of course, I mean from the web logs kept by Wilder's security. Just a summary of course of the user agent string.
     
  22. gkweb

    gkweb Expert Firewall Tester

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    I should not use this post for every "news" i add to my website, but the last news could interest many firewalls users :

    http://perso.wanadoo.fr/jugesoftware/firewallleaktester/eng/news.htm

    I already know that Look'n'Stop is very responsive about leaktests, but now i can add Outpost too.

    Happy to see more firewalls vendors concerned by leaktests :)
     
  23. Paul Wilders

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    That's quite alright, gkweb ;)

    Mikhail Zakhryapin is surely doing his upmost in regard to OP - and a very nice person as well ;)

    regards.

    paul
     
  24. gkweb

    gkweb Expert Firewall Tester

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    It's name is "Mikhail Fedorov" in my mails, may be there is different "Mikhail" to Agnitum ? :rolleyes:

    Ok now, until very important requests, time to let this thread down into the forum ;)

    Thanks to Wilder forums to have let me post the news here :)
     
  25. hayc59

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    thanks Paul... *puppy*
     
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