Why LnS?

Discussion in 'LnS English Forum' started by cthorpe, Jul 28, 2006.

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  1. cthorpe

    cthorpe Registered Member

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    Please don't take this the wrong way, but I've been wondering why LnS is so highly regarded? I see many users who I have come to trust in my short time here (BlackSpear is the first name that jumps to mind) use this firewall. Right now I am using Jetico with NTWrappper starting it as a service. Besides that whole service vs not service issue with Jetico, which I have resolved, what would be the benefits of LnS?

    Thank you,
    C
     
  2. LokiLoki

    LokiLoki Guest

    For me, I use it because it's light and simple to use with the default rules.
     
  3. pvsurfer

    pvsurfer Registered Member

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    Light'n'Simple? ...that's cute (was that intentional?) ...in any case it fits! ;)
     
  4. WSFuser

    WSFuser Registered Member

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    http://img212.imageshack.us/img212/8473/rofl1dj4.gif thats clever!

    anyways in addition to being light and simple, i like looknstop because theres preset rules for the apps i use.

    i can just import them and not bother with learning Firewall Rule Construction 101.
     
  5. ErikAlbert

    ErikAlbert Registered Member

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    I'm an ex-ZoneAlarmFree-user and I needed a better firewall.
    I didn't like ZoneAlarm Pro, which is in fact a 2/3 security suite.

    The "Application Filtering" of LnS looks like ZoneAlarm Free, which I do understand already.
    The "Internet Filtering" of LnS is new to me, so it allows me to learn something about "rules".
    So I consider LnS as a bridge to rule-based firewalls. If I never succeed in understanding "rules", I still have an understandable firewall with pre-defined rules for internet filtering.

    I use LnS in combination with a DI-604 router, which has also an impressive log. Unfortunately I don't understand firewalls/routers very well and it will take alot of time and readings to understand them.
     
  6. betauser2

    betauser2 Guest

    ditto + it's a very good firwall (which comes with pre-configured rulesets)
     
  7. Climenole

    Climenole Look 'n' Stop Expert

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    Hi cthorpe :)

    I see that eveybody have is own reasons to choose L'n'S... ;-)

    1- As firewall L'n'S works well : it keep the PC stealth and have an almost perfect score with leak tests.

    2-L'n'S is light: this firewall do not affect the performances of your PC and your internet connection.

    3- As noted by other poeple you may use it with a preconfigured rules set
    but
    L'n'S is flexible and give you the possibility to create your own rules or your own rules set in a better way than any other Windows base firewall similar to the IP Tables in Unix based systems. For me that's the most important feature...

    Also: L'n'S is a stateful firewall: this mean that the packets are not only inspected for themselves but also in relation to the others. L'n'S check if the packet is a part or not of an existing connection...

    Just check the rule's editor and you'll see a lot of parameters: protocols, ports, address including M.A.C. address, UDP flags, TCP flags, Icmp types and codes, support many network adapter, and so on...


    :)
     
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