Firewall Test

Discussion in 'LnS English Forum' started by jordi.c, Apr 8, 2009.

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  1. jordi.c

    jordi.c Registered Member

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    Since yesterday I'm using Look 'n' stop.

    I have to give full credits to the maker of this program it is the Utorrent under the Firewallls :).

    The rules/filters are a bit difficult to setup for a leak.

    I read the matousec test results and I couldn't believe look n stop was so low even not recommended. Matousec test are valuable by a lot of people who are in the firewall field.

    Link to the actual test page.

    http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w199/jordicc/8-4-200913-11-52.png
     
  2. 1hui

    1hui Registered Member

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    LnS is a single-minded firewall,a very good firewall .

    You can chose a HIPS(like ssm) to work with lns:)
     
  3. cruelsister

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    Agreed- I use LNS as a FIREWALL and not an AV, anti-trojan, HIPS, etc.
     
  4. mikelp

    mikelp Registered Member

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    You should be ok if you are careful. I've been fine using just the Vista firewall and Windows defender and Kaspersky antivirus for the last year, no problems at all. I use Firefox with a few good addons. I only decided to switch to LnS because I want more control and a good log but I love it it's very fun to use. Plus I was looking for a different antivirus with a good replacement for Windows defender. But that's only personal, never worried about leak tests because I avoid P2P, p*rn or anything that might be iffy. I like my computer clean and fast.
     
  5. cruelsister

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    Avoiding P2P, porn sites, etc isn't good enough anymore with the amount of legit sites being hijacked. It was just a few weeks ago that Kaspersky's site was compromised and serving up malware links.
     
  6. mikelp

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    FUD doesn't work on me.
     
  7. Toby75

    Toby75 Registered Member

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    I don't get it. They label it as good protection but don't recommend it? Does this make sense? Maybe I'm missing something. I don't use LnS but I hear nothing but good things about it.

    Toby
     
  8. Fad

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    As far as I can tell, the matousec site believes a "firewall" should have HIPS capabilities, and they test accordingly.

    If a firewall fails a HIPS component test it automatically gets a 0% score for that part of the test, so the overall score is reduced, even though the firewall does NOT have a HIPS component !

    As people have said above, LnS is a firewall.... not a HIPS program.

    I think that`s what it`s all about :doubt:

    (and you can spend all day reading about what people think of those tests)
     
  9. shaunwang

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    I also seriously think that hips should not be linked with a firewall... They cannot be blend together.

    Firewall that is pure is like looknstop and chx-i

    Hybrid that mix firewall + hips together can become unstable unless the developer knows how to balance adaption to user environment.

    Looknstop is definitely one good solid firewall, rule-based driver driven thatat its best hope to see more cool features in the future
     
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