Software/Hardware Firewalls?

Discussion in 'other firewalls' started by ArchAngel_8, Jan 12, 2004.

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  1. ArchAngel_8

    ArchAngel_8 Registered Member

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    I used to run NIS 2004 and would often get a warnings about blocked intrusion attempts. I purchased a Linksys router w/ a firewall and then shortly after, switched to ZAP. Since I have had ZAP, I have not recieved a single intrusion attempt(Not complaing :D). I am just curious if my router/hardware firewall is blocking the "normal" intrusion attempts and that is why ZAP is not registering any intrusion attempts? I have seen threads where people have hundreds of blocked attempts..... ? o_O
     
  2. meneer

    meneer Registered Member

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    We'll suppose that your linksys firewall is working then :)
    Have you checked at grc.com and pcflank.com?
    Can you get at the linksys log (probably via a web page)?
     
  3. FluxGFX

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    even with your linksys you should still see some log information from your zap has some infomations goes by also.
     
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    bigc73542 Retired Moderator

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    I run a linksys with a hardware firewall and mcafee 4.0 firewall and mcafee never has any reports of incoming only outgoing the linksys blocks all incoming. ;)
     
  5. ArchAngel_8

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    Hey....

    I have been to grc.com, and have used sheilds up and leaktest. Since I started using the router i have reieved a "pass" fully stealthed" rating from sheilds up. Before I always had one port 1024 not stealthed. I suppose I could disable the router's firewall for a while to experiment? ZAP logs any outbound program control info, and the control window says its working fine? o_O
     
  6. FanJ

    FanJ Guest

    Hi,

    A good hardware firewall should block all unwanted incoming traffic.

    If you would like to test your software firewall:
    you have indeed to disable your hardware firewall.

    If you would like to see the logs from your LinkSys :
    you might have a look at (not free) LinkLogger:
    http://www.linklogger.com/
    or Kiwi:
    http://www.kiwisyslog.com/
     
  7. controler

    controler Guest

    hey!!

    Another good one is Wallwatcher. also logs your router with computer off.
    I use that on My linksys router.

    I haven't found another one for my actiontec router as of yet.

    controler
     
  8. ArchAngel_8

    ArchAngel_8 Registered Member

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    Hi. thanks for the info... I'll check out WallWatcher... :D
     
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