Sygate & PeerGuardian 2

Discussion in 'other firewalls' started by Mrkvonic, Jan 5, 2006.

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  1. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Hello,
    It's a well known fact that Sygate has a local proxy thingy.
    I read the FAQ on PG2 site and they even recommend using PG2 with Sygate. Now, my question is: How does PG@ work? Beyond FW or behind it? I guess the answer is behind, based on what I have read. Still, anyone with first-hand experience, could you comment please?
    My guess is:
    Traffic - > FW - > PG2 - > P2P
    I'm particularly interested about Sygate, but other firewalls, too.
    Is this the way it works? Are you aware of any proxy-style leaks, problems etc?
    Mods, if you think this should be in a non-FW section, sorry, please move the thread.
    Mrk
     
  2. Arup

    Arup Guest

    PG works at kernel level installing its own packet driver, as such I see no conflich with Sygate and PG.
     
  3. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Hi,
    My question was not about conflicts but the flow of traffic.
    Does PG act behind or in front of a firewall?
    Who gets traffic first, firewall or PG?
    In case it's PG, are there any know local proxy loopholes or such with firewall that have this issue, like sygate or filseclab?
    Mrk
     
  4. Arup

    Arup Guest

    The PG filter catches traffic first and all it does it compare the incoming IPs to a set IP table in its list, based on that it blocks or allows, as such, has no effect on any kinds of proxies to my knowledge.
     
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