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    Arrow Which Firewall And Why !!!

    Hello All

    A new poll to gather data about the most favorite firewall used by the users at AO.

    Please participate and do make a post about your choice in the thread.

    Also to Relyt eagerly awaiting Firewall Recommendations - Number 7 !

    Firewall Recommendations - Number 6

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    I normally use ipfw (iptables) under bsd. I think thats the most configurable and it being very cheap..lol.

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    Originally posted here by webDEViL
    I normally use ipfw (iptables) under bsd. I think thats the most configurable and it being very cheap..lol.
    On what BSD is iptables found and called ipfw ?
    " And maddest of all, to see life as it is and not as it should be" --Miguel Cervantes

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    FreeBSD has IPFW built in to the the OS. I wonder if that is the OS he uses.

    "FreeBSD has three different firewall packages built into the base system. They are: IPFILTER (also known as IPF), IPFIREWALL (also known as IPFW), and OpenBSD's PacketFilter (also known as PF)."
    http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO...alls-apps.html

    I am running FreeBSD on one of my systems, but I only use packet filtering. I still have alot to learn about my FreeBSD system, so I can't get into alot of detail about it's firewall packages. The only reason I was able to provide any insight to this subject is because I have recently been reading the FreeBSD Handbook.

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    using freesco.

    very good.
    \"Those who profess to favor freedom, yet depreciate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground. They want rain without thunder and lightning. They want the ocean without the awful roar of its many waters. This struggle may be a moral one; or it may be a physical one; or it may be both moral and physical; but it must be a struggle. Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will.\"

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    Trend Micro Internet 2006


    Easy to use and configure..has a Wi-Fi intrusion detection option.


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    I use a Cisco 5505

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    I use Firestarter because of the features:

    * Open Source software, available free of charge
    * User friendly, easy to use, graphical interface
    * A wizard walks you through setting up your firewall on your first time
    * Suitable for use on desktops, servers and gateways
    * Real-time firewall event monitor shows intrusion attempts as they happen
    * Enables Internet connection sharing, optionally with DHCP service for the clients
    * Allows you to define both inbound and outbound access policy
    * Open or stealth ports, shaping your firewalling with just a few mouse clicks
    * Enable port forwarding for your local network in just seconds
    * Option to whitelist or blacklist traffic
    * Real time firewall events view
    * View active network connections, including any traffic routed through the firewall
    * Advanced Linux kernel tuning features provide protection from flooding, broadcasting and spoofing
    * Support for tuning ICMP parameters to stop Denial of Service (DoS) attacks
    * Support for tuning ToS parameters to improve services for connected client computers
    * Ability to hook up user defined scripts or rulesets before or after firewall activation
    * Supports Linux Kernels 2.4 and 2.6
    * Translations available for many languages (38 languages as of November 2004)

    Other than that, it is what I am using right now.
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    On what BSD is iptables found and called ipfw ?
    freebsd all versions of it.
    I use that, cause I use bandwidth restriction too.

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    From FreeBSD Handbook Chapter 26 Firewalls

    FreeBSD has three different firewall packages built into the base system. They are: IPFILTER (also known as IPF), IPFIREWALL (also known as IPFW), and OpenBSD's PacketFilter (also known as PF).
    for information on iptables, try The netfilter.org "iptables" project: What is iptables?

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