Suggestions for making LnS attractive to more customers

Discussion in 'LnS English Forum' started by Pigitus, Dec 4, 2004.

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  1. Pigitus

    Pigitus Registered Member

    Jun 29, 2004
    I know the LnS team has been busy dealing with the leaktests and is probably working on WallBreaker now. However, at one point, it should make the filtering rules more user-friendly.

    One way to do that is to use a WIZARD that holds the hand of the user to guide him in making rules, explaining what the parameters are. Once this is done, full use of this software's potential would not be limited to a few. The immediate practical application is not only better protection for all users, but more $$$ or Euros ! And for a commercial venture this is nothing to sneeze at. In fact, great ventures have died because of neglect of those non-knowledgeable in a particular jargon (even if these happen to be PhDs in chemistry or math who are fluent in their own specialist jargons -- so he who does not know a particular specialty is not necessarily stupid).

    Regarding application filtering, ZAP has this great feature where the great masses are easily empowered to set Internet access for an app BUT deny it server privilege by just 2 clicks. I guess this can be made in LnS through a rule too. But why not make it simpler and speedier, right in the application filtering window, with just a click?

    Finally, concerning "fingerprinting". Since LnS appears to be more successful than ZAP in stopping leaks, I would assume that it fingerprints programs too, like ZAP. However, in the trial period I did not seem to remember LnS stopping me because a file had a different signature. I will look harder and systematically upgrade something to see if LnS will let it go through.

    I hope you find these suggestions constructive.
  2. Defenestration

    Defenestration Registered Member

    Jul 17, 2004
    This one's already on the wishlist.

    Check out the following link for more info on fingerprinting:

    If you still can't get it to work, let Frederic know about it directly. Send a Zipped copy of both executables (before and after the update) for analysis. If it's too big, upload it to your webspace and send Frederic an e-mail to the following address, with a link to it.
  3. Frederic

    Frederic LnS Developer

    Jan 9, 2003
    Hi Pigitus,

    Thanks for your suggestions.

    For Internet Filter rule creation, actually the problem is: how to explain easily Internet Protocols to the user. Anyway, to create a rule, the user needs to know what is a port, what is an IP,... even if there is a Wizard.
    However, through plugins it is possible to create Wizards.

    Regarding the server privilege for applications, actually Look 'n' Stop philosophy is a bit different, since the incoming connections are anyway handled by the Internet Filtering first, and there is nothing to be configured at the Application Filtering level (and adding some configuration there, will add some clicks anyway).

    Yes, Look 'n' Stop maintains signatures for applications (even if there was some problem still recently with some particular executables).


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