Referrer block ?

Discussion in 'LnS English Forum' started by Andyslogos, Sep 2, 2005.

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  1. Andyslogos

    Andyslogos Guest


    I'm just trying out lns on various firewall 'test' sites and on it fails the browser test because it does not block 'referrer' information.

    Can I set up lns to stop this information or is there a rule for it ?

  2. ???

    ??? Guest


    Sorry LnS can't block that information,but I think TPF and Kerio can.But after 7 years of looking for a good firewall LnS beats them all![IMO]
    All the best.

  3. Phant0m

    Phant0m Registered Member

    Jun 7, 2003
    I always believed it is a job of the browser to offer security to this aspect, whatever I like to believe, seems developers don’t or we would have seen some implementation by now. Therefore, use of good webfiltering system to secure browser referrers, and there are some very popular freeware to-do this task. ;)
  4. Andyslogos

    Andyslogos Guest

    Hi Guys

    Thanks for that, I too think it's a browser 'problem' I just asked because the 'test' I mentioned pointed the finger at firewalls !

    Andy :)
  5. musicman

    musicman Registered Member

    Aug 24, 2003
    Andyslogos......I suggest using firefox browser there is a extension called RefControl which will block Referrer's. Firefox in my opinion is much more secure and offers much more than IE
  6. AnonUser

    AnonUser Guest

    The referrer is a major privacy concern and I have had mine blocked for ages, using ZoneAlarm Pro. If any sites complain, which btw only 3 have, i simply exclude them from that filtering using the 'sites' tab. Recently however, ZoneAlarm has begun to annoy me with its resource eating and its 'all-in-one' attitude in the latest releases, incorporating a 'system level firewall' which is basically similar to 'Process Guard' and an antivirus, (don'r want it, already have a standalone one). Soo, in my search for a new firewall I found LnS and have become convinced that it is the best out there right now. However, it does NOT offer the option to block referrers and I find it disappointing that this is being shrugged off by the developers. While I know there ARE third party products that can take care of this (ie. proxomitron or proxy stopper) I would rather see it integrated into the firewall itself so I would not have the 'load' of one more application running on my system. The whole point of application filtering in a firewall is to preserve privacy by preventing information leakage from installed programs. In this respect I believe that referrer blocking is also a very relevant and important privacy feature.
  7. Idisagree

    Idisagree Guest

    I disagree. But I know you are not interested why.

    But in any case, you can turn off referrers in firefox without an extra program. Or you can use extensions for even more control.
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