Tinywall or DNS Client ?

Discussion in 'other firewalls' started by zpro, Aug 1, 2012.

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  1. zpro

    zpro Registered Member

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    I found out both Tinywall and Windows DNS Client, can use MVPS hosts files..
    So, which one would give more options, or better control, on blocking bad websites.

    Looking for a easy simple solution... I heard tinywall can update the MVPS hosts file.

    So, asking the group. Tinywall as the new firewall, or keep old windows 7 firewall and MVPS host file to the DNS Client.

    Cheers
     
  2. 3inchblue

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    Using HostMan, version 4.0.85 beta6, on Win7 HE x64 to update/edit/remove duplicates for the host file. Instead of using a firewall for blocking.
     
  3. zpro

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    So, what you are saying, just stay with windows firewall and add hostman, but does this application need the DNS pointed to 127.0.0.1 ? currently I am using OpenDNS Crypt.

    How would this work ? or what setting would need to be change.

    TKS
    o_O
     
  4. 3inchblue

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    Yes I would suggest this combo as I use it with satisfactory results.

    HostMan is a manager for the host file; updates from several sources both default or your own preferences, edits for duplicates and possible hijacks, can removes comments and so forth.

    So it is not a dns caching nor a proxy; just a manager for the windows dns client host file.

    http://www.softpedia.com/get/Network-Tools/Misc-Networking-Tools/HostsMan.shtml
     
  5. zpro

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    So, if I understand correctly this hostman application, has nothing to do with the DNS client(where you would add a dns ip address like Opendns)
    because, I thought it changes the dns to 127.0.0.1 to point to the host file ?
    and that would change opendns .

    how do you have your dns setup for the dns nameserver..
    :doubt:
     
  6. 3inchblue

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    DNS Client is disabled in the Window's Services.
    Properties of the Network adapters has the wanted DNS IP's locked in. :)
     
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