Re: Recommended Firewalls
Good advice Anthony. I'll check it out.
Anthony Simonelli <email@example.com> wrote:
Are you sure that the results are yours and not your ISP's? Unless you have a
dedicated IP address, you're probably getting your ISP's results. Also,
check to see why it failed. Sometimes it is for a legitimate reason. At
work we have a mail server so port 25 is open and it fails us for it because
it assumes that there isn't a mail server installed, but in this case there
On Tuesday 28 February 2006 10:45 pm, Clyde Wilson wrote:
> When I run "shieldsup" at grc.com it says my firewall
> sucks. I would like to plug obvious leaks in my home
> --- Tony Godshall wrote:
> > According to Chris Lale,
> > > Clyde Wilson wrote:
> > > >I'm
on Debian Sarge 3.1 r 1. Can anyone
> > recommend an easy but fairly
> > > >good firewall?
> > > >Thanks for your time!
> > >
> > > If you are talking about a personal firewall for
> > your PC, have alook at
> > ...
> > If you are talking about hardware firewall, most
> > "broadband
> > router" devices provide DHCP/NAT which is adequate
> > for most
> > home users. An unroutable IP address is provided to
> > each
> > internal machine, and incoming packets are blocked
> > unless they
> > are in response to a transaction initiated from
> > inside.
> > These devices don't prevent spyware/viruses coming
> > into machines
> > with stupid operating systems via stupid browsers
> > accessing
> > hostile websites or
stupid operating systems with
> > e-mail clients
> > that auto-open hostile attachments, but that's a
> > different matter
> > entirely- firewalls don't generally fix these
> > issues.
> > I guess you should post more about what you are
> > trying to
> > acheive.
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