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Re: Free software firewalls I have never heard of before
Thanks for the warning Jason. The last I want is a firewall which
needs constant tweaking by the user.
Kerio (I am referring to freeware version 2.1.5 rather than its later
incarnations) is loved by its devotees but the rules which you have
to write to get a decent level of protection take more time than I'm
able to spend. Plus the need to make it resistent to a frag attack.
As for Outlook, the way it approaches its rules thru its popup menus
is a bit too odd for me. It was hard to see what Outlook was actual
going to set and then it was hard for me to review the security
settings. In fact, it was too oodd for me. OTOH last time I looked
it did have a reasonable name for protction.
OTOH Sygate is a quite sweetie to operate and permits tweaking where
you can set all sorts of stuff like type of ICMP packets to
However I am experimenting with Filseclab at the moment. This is
nice but you can't really set much more than one thing in a single
rule and that can be awkward.
m0n0wall is looks a bit like a work in progress. When it needs less
of the "unix-technical-hero" approach then I will have a much closer
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