Firewall tests

From: Daniel Harris (
Date: 03/24/05

Date: Thu, 24 Mar 2005 17:49:04 -0000


For a current project i am to test lots of software firewalls e.g. Zone
alarm etc, using 2 PC's(one to host the firewall, the other to send test
data). Has anyone got any information on how i could test the firewalls.
Doing some research i have come across things like SYN flood tests, port
scans, throughput / number of connections tests. Am i on the right track.
How can i carryout these tests using two PC's. Any help would be greatly



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