Kerio 2.1.5 + "--------" = a good combination

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  1. Rmus

    Rmus Exploit Analyst

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    Many have used Kerio 2.1.5 along with another application(s) - (SSM being the latest to be combined with Kerio).

    Be aware, that for those using the above setup who migrate to Vista, you will have to re-think your firewall, since eventually the new IPv6 protocol will become standard. Vista lets the user revert to IPv4, but at some point, most networks will be using IPv6 which Kerio 2 will not filter.

    Those firewalls still being developed (newer versions) will of course update for that. Kerio 2 is no longer being updated.

    See:

    Plans for a new version?? [LooknStop]
    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?p=859511#post859511

    is kerio 2.1.5 obsolete
    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?p=778254#post778254

    Some background:

    Evolving IPv6 issues
    http://www.usipv6.com/6sense/2006/sep/september.htm
    IPv6 Improvements in Windows Vista
    http://www.usipv6.com/6sense/2006/apr/01.htm

    Changes to IPv6 in Windows Vista and Windows Server "Longhorn"
    http://www.microsoft.com/technet/community/columns/cableguy/cg1005.mspx


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  2. djg05

    djg05 Registered Member

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    For me Vista has no appeal, so no worry. 2K works well for me so why would I want to change.
     
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    Because the internet will change. IPv6 is slowly being adopted and offers many enhancement to the current IPv4 that we are all using. As it becomes the standard, many firewalls that we love (like kerio 2.1.5 and sygate) will become obsolete since they will be unable to do any filtering. Most linux distros are now enabled to use IPv6 from the initial install, and this will happen in Vista as well. So it is only time until these firewalls are rendered obsolete not from vulnerabilities, but from an ever changing internet.

    Cheers,

    Alphalutra1
     
  4. Jarmo P

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    Yes, the times will change, they are not yet with us, but I agree.
    Good old packet filters that we love will be no more with us and we have to stick with bloat like comodo etc. The time is not here yet :)

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    I cannot think what would replace kerio 2.1.5 or even sygate for that matter.
     
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    IPv6 will work on XP so at least I don't have to worry about upgrading to Vista for quite a while. It looks like it could be a problem for W2K users

    http://msdn.microsoft.com/downloads/sdks/platform/tpipv6.asp

    As far as Kerio and other firewalls becoming obsolete with ipv6, I guess I'll just have to find something else to use with SSM. Maybe a slimed down Outpost 3.51 or Look 'n Stop?...Oh well, I'll come up with something. All we can do is deal with it.
     
  6. SourMilk

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    Kerio v2.15 and any good antimalware. As far as Vista goes, I found through my "test drive" that it constantly accessed my hard drive, too bloated, and a memory hog. The programs I use with Windows XP benefit by using Kerio v2.15 and SSM because of their low resource usage. This combination is also very compatible with many antivirus programs.
    SourMilk out
     
  7. WSFuser

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    could packet filters not be updated for IPv6?
     
  8. bellgamin

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    I am far from being even remotely concerned with what works with Vista. When it snows in the Sahara, I'll switch to Vista.:cautious:
     
  9. JerryM

    JerryM Registered Member

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    I suspect that when we buy new computers after 2007 most of us will have to use Vista.
    That does not bother me in the least. As long as it operates as well as XP I do not consider it a problem. I do not plan to go to another OS other than MS.

    Best,
    Jerry
     
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