TCP Stateful Packet Inspection?

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  1. thegreatoutlaw

    thegreatoutlaw Registered Member

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    I've learned that stateful packet inspection is really important to use for better security. I'm using LookNStop 2.06 firewall and so far I really like how it uses no resources and works quite well. My question is, should I enable TCP Stateful packet inspection on a Home PC? Is it really needed in a small home network? If so, does this feature bog down internet speed at all?
     
  2. dmenace

    dmenace Registered Member

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    You should ask this in the Looknstop thread.

    My opinion is that SPI should be on and wont effect performance. But try it yourself, its dead easy to enable / disable
     
  3. thegreatoutlaw

    thegreatoutlaw Registered Member

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    I know this is a good security feature, but will it affect system/internet performance enabling this?
     
  4. Gargoyle

    Gargoyle Registered Member

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    I laugh so hard reading this you can't even imagine.

    Well, at least, it is to compensate for me reading this topic.
     
  5. Frederic

    Frederic LnS Developer

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    No, it should not affect the performances.

    However, if you are using P2P software with a lot of simultaneous established connections you could get some TCP SPI alerts and some connections can be refused.

    Frederic
     
  6. arran

    arran Registered Member

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    TCP Stateful Packet Inspection is a good for more security.

    this option should be enabled by default, why isn't it enabled by default?

    had I not seen this thread I wouldn't have found out about the option in LNS.
     
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