Please do not flame or plong me, I know security and w98 is quite different things.
But for reasons I am in process to configure one w98se system as a packup /replacement for a still happy running one which was set up sometimes in 1999 or so. Sorry but again it is needed, why this is other matter.
In times when I used to assemble such PC in siries and set it up, we used to install on all units not operating in some LAN sw firewalls, that time everybody seemed to be happy with Zone alarm, since it was configurable also for people who had no idea abt it, probably some fancy settings could be done, but were then not accessible for average user. Also the installation was quite simple, volume of the install file abt 2mb.
The systems where this was installed this way are mostly not on LAN but with dialup in internet since they are not on one place, are mobile laptops.
I tried to ask something abt ZA in the german NG for this subject, but was plongt and flamed as being stupid, useless and criminal, since only this way one can ask questions abt ZA apparently. I have no idea, but years ago, this seemd to be the favorite software FW for such application, but well times do change. First I had a look, the recent ZA is somehow large file and I was told it is too bugy.
But OK , for a simple mind as me, if it is so simple configurable as the earlier versions? In fact if I should find such old version, well yes it will not do any reasonable job on current OS, but on the old dos based w98 it still could work?
Or is there other idea today? Some people say without FW it is better then with a FW, well can not understand it completely, but is this true?
So what is the general approach when setting up w98se today and it should work on internet mainly via dial up, occassionaly via some LAN.? Is ZA today really such a scrap? Any other easy configurable FW for that purpose? (w98se!)
Thank in advance sorry for the posibely unususal request