Help Creating Advanced Ruleset for Sygate

Discussion in 'other firewalls' started by Pikachu762, Mar 17, 2004.

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  1. Pikachu762

    Pikachu762 Registered Member

    Jan 31, 2004

    If anyone has a good link or some general information to provide, I'd love to hear it. So far, I've only added rules to block ICMP requests, incoming and outgoing, and also to block incoming attempts to connect to some of my machine's TCP ports (20, 21, 25, 80, etc.)

    I've done some snooping on the web, with the help of the yahoo search engine, but the sites I visited weren't very helpful.

    Thank you
  2. Shunned

    Shunned Guest


    the following is posted at your request....UNDERSTAND THAT I AM NOT PERSONALLY SUGGESTING THAT YOU USE OR NOT USE AN PARTICULAR RULE/RULES.....I do not use Sygate Firewall and have no knowledge of rules specific to sygate
  3. bigc73542

    bigc73542 Retired Moderator

    Sep 21, 2003
    SW. Oklahoma
    You might want to check out the sygate forum. you should be able to get some good advice there
  4. CrazyM

    CrazyM Firewall Expert

    Feb 9, 2002
    BC, Canada
    Hi Joe

    You have been given a couple of links so far, but if you need a hand with rule configuration feel free to ask here as well.

    I can see defining ICMP rules in the Advanced Rules section, do you really need those others? Sygate should be blocking any unsolicited inbound by default.


  5. cl0ck

    cl0ck Registered Member

    Sep 15, 2003
    Southeast Asia
    my pt of view ;) :
    i use advanced rules to block hazard-port 135,137,138... 'cos sygate did not block those connection!

    i also block 'cos as stated from its privacy policy:
    "Periodically, the Google Toolbar contacts our servers to see if you are running the most current version. If necessary, we will automatically provide you with the latest update to the Google Toolbar"
    and it's true ->from sygate logs, i see that the toolbar sometimes connect to that website the moment i open my internet browser
    u only need to uncheck the square box on the "description" part should u wanna view from ur browser

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