Using a firewall for per-network outbound control?

Discussion in 'other firewalls' started by DarryDoo, Feb 7, 2010.

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  1. DarryDoo

    DarryDoo Registered Member

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    Greetings.

    Apologies if this topic has been addressed, but I was unable to properly word a search to find good info. Apologies also if this isn't the forum for the question; I'm desperate.

    I connect to the Internet using different connection types: Wifi, Cellular modem, Ethernet. I would like to control outbound application access based on the type of network connectivity.

    For example, when connected via Cellular modem, I only want to permit my web browser to access the Internet -- no Windows Update, no other applications (eats up valuable monthly bandwidth). Experience tells me that a software firewall is the solution -- unless someone can suggest something else?

    I'd hoped PC Tools Firewall Plus would work, since there are multiple profiles available -- unfortunately, there's no *application* control per profile -- which makes configuration too difficult, if not impossible; I don't want to play with trusted IP addresses per profile, for example, since IP addresses change and/or get added, and I want this fairly bulletproof.

    Thanks in advance for any help you can provide.

    Cheers
    Darren
     
  2. Cudni

    Cudni Global Moderator

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    From memory maybe Comodo FW, but not fully sure
     
  3. nessy90

    nessy90 Registered Member

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    Im know Online Armor Premium gives you the opyion to block a program from accessing the net.
    nessy
     
  4. DarryDoo

    DarryDoo Registered Member

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    Lots give you the option, in fact most software firewalls can prevent outbound traffic, but I want to easily control what gets out, based on either some Zone or Profile that I select, or by automagically detecting my network connection (or Interface) and applying different rules.

    Thanks anyway.
     
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    Maybe run Smoothwall in Virtualbox.
    During setup, open; half-closed; closed, choose "closed" to block all outbound connections, which you can then allow only what you want to connect outbound.
     
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