ICMP packet to ISP

Discussion in 'other firewalls' started by helpin, Jul 19, 2002.

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  1. helpin

    helpin Guest

    I am receiving a "application from your computer wants to send ICMP packet to: (ISP IP number).

    Details about application:
    tcpip kernel driver

    This is the message from TINY.

    Is this Ok? What are they doing? It is also shows it as a type 3 ICMP.

    I am all new at learning firewalls and am not sure so many times, but since this was an outgoing packet, I thought I should ask the pros! Thank you!
  2. Paul Wilders

    Paul Wilders Administrator

    Jul 1, 2001
    The Netherlands

    You can safely block this one; no need for such an outbound.


  3. helpin

    helpin Guest

    Thank you Paul. I appreciate the help.

    Does anyone know if there is such a thing as a preset file for Tiny that has been done by a security minded person who knows something about this stuff? Kind of like a template for those who want good basic security?

    Thank you!

    UNICRON Technical Expert

    Feb 14, 2002
    Nanaimo BC Canada
    ICMP is ping.
  5. jvmorris

    jvmorris Registered Member

    Feb 9, 2002
    Check the Tiny-Kerio FAQ at DSLR, which you can find at: http://www.dslreports.com/faq/security/2.5.1.+Kerio+and+pre-v3.0+Tiny+PFW .
    There's also a list of additional resources and information at the bottom of that page.
    You might also be interested in the Kerio-Tiny forum at DSLR, which you can find at http://www.dslreports.com/forum/kerio . That's a moderated UBB forum (similar to what you're seeing here at Wilders), not an NNTP newsgroup. You can read, post, and reply to messages on the DSLR forum without registering, but you do lose some of the available functionality (like the IM feature). Incidentally, a lot of the discussion over there has been concentrating on the pros and cons of different rules constructs. (And there's a lot of people that post both here at Wilders and also at DSLR.)

    *Fixed link. Pete
  6. puff-m-d

    puff-m-d Registered Member

    Feb 13, 2002
    North Carolina, USA

    Tiny Software does not develop their freeware firewall any longer however they do develop their firewall/trojan trap/sandbox (although it is not free).

    Kerio took over the freeware version ( http://www.kerio.com/parser/mainpage.php?id=204&lg=1 ). If you are using the freeware version of TPF, I would strongly recommend upgrading to Kerio. Kerio has plugged several holes and has added rules to the ruleset.

    Hope this helps.

  7. helpin

    helpin Guest

    Thanks to all of you. I like to come to Wilders to help on things I know about. But, the personal firewall thing and I'm lost. I will check out those forums for TINY. Thanks!
  8. brian Glazer

    brian Glazer Guest

    Kent, Thanks for the info on the Tiny and Kerio thing. I just went to the Kerio web site and see that there are some improvements. Thanks a lot.
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