Most sophisticated free firewall?

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Re: Most sophisticated free firewall?
Personal firewall that is..

Eric wrote:
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Re: Most sophisticated free firewall?
I would not go thus far as to say the death of personal firewall.  The
best one in our opinion is still ZoneAlarm Free.

This was the review we've done earlier:
http://goodfreeware.blogspot.com/2006/08/welcome-and-best-antivirus-freeware.html

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On 3 Dec 2006 06:00:21 -0800, good.freeware.chau@xoxy.net wrote:

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If ZA is the topic, you must be referring to this:
http://goodfreeware.blogspot.com/2006/08/best-personal-firewall.html

However, I find nothing on that page except personal preference.

Technically ZA free leaks like a sieve.

/B. Nice

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b__nice@hotmail.com says...
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Please provide a reputable, recognized group that shows your position -  
link would be nice.

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Your own reactions to similar requests normally have been "look it up
yourself" or "I don't have to prove anything".

I see no reason to act differently.

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b__nice@hotmail.com says...
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I googled for anything reputable that seemed to indicate your position  
is correct and was unable, after 30 minutes, to find anything that  
agreed with your statement.

Since I've already tried, for 30 minutes, how about a link to a single  
reputable article that backs your statement, if you have anything to  
backup your statement.

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Re: Most sophisticated free firewall?
Leythos wrote:

"...Since I've already tried, for 30 minutes..."
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Have a look at this:

http://www.firewallleaktester.com/tests_overview.php

Hope the reputation-part meets your approval :)

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Hey, while I don't know enough about the site, it was very interesting  
to see a few things:

1) Windows firewall failed all test :)

2) It shows about what I expected, and was interesting to see.

3) It provides proof that the Windows XP Firewall is all but useless.

Thanks for providing the link, I will attempt to learn about the site  
owners.

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Re: Most sophisticated free firewall?
Leythos wrote:

"...it was very interesting to see a few things:

1) Windows firewall failed all test :) "

Well, yes.  The way I understand is that Windows firewall never claimed to  
filter outbound applications.
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And:

"3) It provides proof that the Windows XP Firewall is all but useless."

Ineffective as for performing outbound application filtering.
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And:

"Thanks for providing the link, I will attempt to learn about the site  
owners."

You are welcome.
Global firewalls 'outbound application filtering' ranking
Global firewalls 'outbound application filtering' ranking
When available, please post your finding with respect to the site owners.



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Which isn't very surprising, since the Windows-Firewall doesn't do
outbound filtering, and doesn't claim to do it. The tests are targeted
at firewalls that *claim* to be capable of outbound filtering.

Leythos' statement above is equivalent to "A-ha! Windows notepad fails
at detecting viruses!!1eleventeen". Duh.

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Correct.

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Ansgar -59cobalt- Wiechers wrote:

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Actually it does (to capture state information for related connections) but
allows all traffic by default. My only problem with is that this should be
an explicit rule, just like we add it to many other packet filters by
default.

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Actually it does: Just open the binary in Notepad and browse a bit around,
you'll easily find strings table and import sections which can give you
somewhat good evidence for malicious activity.

Re: Most sophisticated free firewall?
After all that..could we have a top 5 best free personal firewalls?

Thanks

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Eric wrote:

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With "best" you mean "least bad"?

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1: IPTables.

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2: Netfilter

SCNR,
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the OP asked for an opinion....not a proof

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nono@hotmail.com says...
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If you don't have a factual basis for your "opinion" then what do you
have?

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what about beliefs, preferences, impressions ?
to call "reputation", "recognition", "link", factual sounds quite
pompous.

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nono@hotmail.com says...
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How about it being Pompous of you to assume that an Opinion carries any
truth unless backed by some facts that can be validated - and the
results from a "reputable" group gives reason to believe what they state
as fact is fact.

You've still not shown anything except your pompous self.

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