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RE: [SLUG] smoothwall for home firewall
- To: "'Lyle Chapman'" <lyle@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, <slug@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: RE: [SLUG] smoothwall for home firewall
- From: "Elliott-Brennan" <mail@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 16 Sep 2004 20:32:25 +1000
- Reply-to: mail@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
I've been using Smoothwall for about a month.
I tested it using (amongst others):
Go to 'shields up'.
The site (though I've heard it has it's detractors) gives you an idea of
which ports are stealthed/closed/open. One of my Win machines runs
McAfee also (paranoid, me?) and it records only general activity on my
home network - there are none of the repeated scans etc that generally
occur on the 'net.
>From what I can gather, if you use the general setup, only port 113 is
shown (as closed) - apparently some IRCs don't work if this is
stealthed. I don't know if this is true as I don't use IRC software. You
can also redirect port traffic from this port to a nonsense address
(happy to exchange mail about this - it's new to me and I'm only just
getting a chance to look at it).
>From my experience, overall, it would seem that Smoothwall works well...
anybody else using it?
From: Lyle Chapman [mailto:lyle@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Thursday, 16 September 2004 10:05 AM
Subject: [SLUG] smoothwall for home firewall
If anyone has some input I would be grateful,
I have setup smoothwall at home and was wondering how it rates in
thanks for any input or advice
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