Wanting a new firewall

Discussion in 'other firewalls' started by Weber, May 4, 2004.

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  1. Weber

    Weber Registered Member

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    Hi,

    I am trying to find a good firewall to replace Kerio 2.15... one that does not conflict with p2p and with a vnc server. So far i tried:

    -CA EZ Firewall
    -Sygate
    -Kaspersky Anti-Hacker
    -Jetico Personal Firewall
    -Kerio 4

    EZ Firewall and Sygate had conflicts with eMule.
    Kerio 4 was bloated.
    Jetico was not easy to use.
    No problems with KAH.
     
  2. bigc73542

    bigc73542 Retired Moderator

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    You might give look n stop a try.


    link to look n stop
     
  3. Weber

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    I just tried look 'n' stop BUT it doesn't work.
    It gives a message like : "Error loading lnsfw driver (Error 0)"
     
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    bigc73542 Retired Moderator

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    You may have answered your own question. If KAH works on your system that might be the one you want. ;)
     
  5. Paranoid2000

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    Look 'n Stop does have a limit of 128 TCP connections if you enable stateful inspection (more here) making it awkward for P2P. ZoneAlarm should be worth trying (although it can be a problem to uninstall). Outpost offers flexibility but v2 can be resource-intensive especially with P2P like eMule - the free version (based on v1) uses less and may be worth a trial.
     
  6. CrazyM

    CrazyM Firewall Expert

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    Just curious, what issues were you having with Kerio 2.15 and these applications?

    Regards,

    CrazyM
     
  7. Slovak

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    Give Outpost a try, it has never let me down yet.
     
  8. Weber

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    @CrazyM

    I don't have any issues with Kerio 2.15. I just want something newer...


    @Paranoid2000

    EZ Firewall is a repackaged ZoneAlarm.


    @bigc73542

    The only problem with KAH are the resources used.
     
  9. gerardwil

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    Hi,

    If this thread is open long enough you will see passing by all firewalls available. Whatever you choose it will be a kind of personel taste too. Maybe some helpfull information here:

    http://www.firewallguide.com/

    Ever thought of building your own firewall?

    Gerard
     
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    You might just want to stick with KAH, it's a pretty powerfull firewall considering how simple it is to use.
     
  12. Mummy Troll

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    Hi,
    it is true that personal firewall is a matter of taste, actually. but since you were asking, i would say agnitum's outpost is a really good choice. concerning the p2p isue, outpost allows you to create a specific rule for any application - including p2p - and you can just allow all the network activity for p2p. the same concerns vnc server, i guess, although i have never tried it. i mean, the best part about outpost is that it is very flexible in settings. it does all the job for you during the installation, applying default settings for all the applications as ZA does, too, for instance. but you can configure all the preferences for yourself in the plug-ins after the installation so that you could choose yourself which network activity is "normal" for you.

    i am absolutely positive that outpost will not block p2p if you configure it in a right way. as for the vnc, can not tell you for sure, but why don't you try yourself?
     
  13. Blackcat

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    You need to be very careful with testing/trialing Firewalls compared to other security software. Even after what you think is a complete uninstall, lots of 'debris'/drivers can still be left over which may/will conflict with the next firewall you test.

    The error message you obtained with LookNStop is well-known and I have seen it several times myself after trying other firewalls.

    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=25222

    So if you are continuing to test firewalls I would highly recommend to either use a registry cleaner to ensure all 'debris' is cleared away, or system restore if you have it, or use disc-imaging software to return your system to a steady state.

    This will give each firewall a clean slate to start with and then see which one suits your system and your stealth/closed tests.
     
  14. tuatara

    tuatara Registered Member

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    I agree with the post above, i've used Seagate for quite a while, never had problems with emule or other P2P's.

    So, there must be something else wrong there...

    One of the things i do for my job is testing firewalls,
    and there are only a few that can be uninstalled correctly.

    Tuatara
     
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