New Cfosspeed Beta and new ping method

Discussion in 'other firewalls' started by ejderpencesi, Mar 15, 2007.

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  1. ejderpencesi

    ejderpencesi Registered Member

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    i saw the new beta of cfosspeed and at the chang log this changing has been written: "cFosSpeed 3.23 build 1270

    * cFosSpeed now has support to send ping messages from both usermore and
    kernelmode, named "hybrid ping". This should hopefully help with some
    firewalls that are difficult to configure or have problems with spd.exe
    sending ICMP messages. cFosSpeed will switch between usermode and kernel-
    mode ping at the beginning of a connection to ensure pings are coming
    through.
    "
    is this ping sending method a security issue for firewalls? and may any malware use this method for icmp or other protocol?
     
  2. Stem

    Stem Firewall Expert

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    It would depend on the firewalls level of network driver installation. A number of firewalls should intercept this.
     
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