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Need A Firewall

Discussion in 'Computers' started by Neglito, Jul 15, 2004.

  1. Neglito

    Neglito New Member

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    Hey,

    I've been using ZoneAlarm and its been pissing me off. It takes forever to connect with kazaa and it constantly kicks me off AIM. Does anybody reccomend a good firewall? Thanks...
     
  2. Matt8

    Matt8 All? No, ALL!
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  3. Robert

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    "hardware firewalls" don't exist. All firewalls are software based.
     
  4. jmiller

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    #4 jmiller, Jul 15, 2004
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  5. spec

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    technically hardware firewalls use firmware not software, if you want to go that far into semantics
     
  6. Robert

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  7. jmiller

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    That is still considered a "hardware" firewall.

    Yes, it is a strange and improper name, but it's still correct under today's standards.
     
  8. Canuckkev

    Canuckkev Doctor Hexagon
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    I've used Sygate Personal Firewall (link posted above) and it's a good firewall. Has lots of advanced features. I like it a lot better than any other firewall I've used (ie, Norton, ZoneAlarm).
     
  9. Matt8

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    Excuse me Robert. I used that term because in this thread (about firewalls) it got my point across the easiest without confusing anyone. I seriously doubted anyone would raise a fuss about my somewhat-incorrect terminology, obviously I was wrong in that thought.
     
  10. stu

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    there's always someone with ants in their pants :p
     
  11. QReyes

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    What's wrong with ZoneAlarm? Were you using the Pro or the Suite version? Does Sygate have a trial version of their software?
     
  12. Matt8

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    They have a free version (for home/personal use) but doesn't have quite as many features I believe.


    EDIT: Just found this firewall in a lockergnome newsletter. See if its any good.

    http://www.mywebattack.com/gnomeapp.php?id=108165
     
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  13. Robert

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    Ahh who needs a firewall? Let's all live on the edge... ;)
     
  14. spec

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    ooooor live normally? I dont have one.
     
  15. QReyes

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    Sort of true.

    Firmware == Software
     
  17. Robin Lee

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    Firmware ??
    I strongly recomend Outpost FirewallAgnitum Home Page
     
  18. jmiller

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    Firmware:
    "Computer programming instructions that are stored in a read-only memory unit rather than being implemented through software."
     
  19. Riverworld

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    A great hardware firewall solution: if you have an old 386 or higher computer lying around, you could look at www.freesco.org

    It's a small unix-based router, yet can be configured to firewall.

    Just on stability: about 2-3 years ago, my brother had cable, so he used to run freesco on an old box and I used to dial-in to his network, then go out via his Internet connection, so its really stable. It saved me in the end. I used it after that as a firewall/router, it was great, and could a dial up or ADSL connection alive really well.

    There is a great support forum to go with it. It should be able to supply you with almost everything you need in a firewall.

    So it's an option ;) Even if you ebay yourself an old computer and run it that way. :cool2:
     
  20. Robin Lee

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    I think he want to say firewall but not firmware ( I know what is firmware :p )
     

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