[TriLUG] OT: Windows firewall software
mpusateri at wickedtrails.com
Fri Oct 12 10:23:42 EDT 2007
Well until Windows get's smart enough to tell you what program called
svchost.dll, it's really hard to have a Windows firewall be useful.
Most people don't know what a port is, don't understand what servicehost
is, and just accept to open the port anyways. Windows software
firewalls are a placebo if you ask me.
Brian Henning wrote:
> Had some trouble with smart-hosting, so here's a message I sent a ccouple
> days ago that never made it.
> Hi Gang,
> Just wondering if anyone would recommend an alternate to ZoneAlarm for
> Windows firewalling (given that Windows Firewall is right out). I used to
> swear by ZoneAlarm, but now it's gotten so bloated, it's the slowest-loading
> thing on my system short of Norton AntiVirus. Plus of course it's limited
> in its ways. I'd really love to have something that gives me iptables-like
> control within Windows. Any suggestions?
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