Is it a good idea to use Jetico "profiles" for online gaming?

Discussion in 'other firewalls' started by S13, Jul 13, 2005.

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  1. S13

    S13 Registered Member

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    Jetico (which I love, its cruel - but fair) comes with 3 built-in profiles: allow all, optimized and block all.
    As far as I understood, having a long rule set can be heavy on the cpu and also increase the precious ping in online gaming (BF2..)

    suppose I created a new profile built like this:
    1. basic rules for network access.
    2. an online game rule as a trusted application.
    3. block all.

    then when I play a game, I simply load that profile and voila! a thin role set dedicated for games.

    or am I horribly wrong?
     
  2. WSFuser

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    nope that should work, but if the firewall is that heavy when handling the rules maybe LnS would be a better fw for online gaming.
     
  3. Kerodo

    Kerodo Registered Member

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    I don't see the need for a whole separate rule set just for games. Why can't you just use the optimized rule set and add a few rules that you might need for games? I doubt there is any speed difference there. The general idea is to keep the rule set as simple and clean as possible, but I don't think adding a couple of game rules makes much difference. The default rule set is pretty good as is, with just a few personalizing tweaks as needed.
     
  4. S13

    S13 Registered Member

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    i think i am too influenced by the media
    all this hunt for the highest FPS, lowest ping.. got to me.

    Many thanks for your answers and for explaining this.

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