Re: Installing a firewall over another...
From: Rick Blythin (mosguy_at_gosympatico.ca)
Date: Wed, 16 Jul 2003 04:00:21 -0400
"R Green -WoWsat.com" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> Has anyone tried installing a firewall when there's one already in place?
> ie. install Kerio when you already have Zone Alarm installed and
> Would it be redundant to do so? Well, I know what many of you will be
> thinking --- DUH! But, what I was thinking was to see if one will be used
> to monitor the other so that one knows if the other is trying to pull a
> one on us.. ie. one is indeed a "trojan"...???
> I've always have this uneasy feeling to trust such program such as ZA or
> Kerio that purports to "protect" you... Anyone tried doing this? I've
> never personally done so as I don't wish to screw up my system... though I
> will on a test system if nobody's ever tried...
> R Green
> Technical Service Advisor
Personally I believe they'd most likely be conflicting each other. I just
went from running ZA Pro for several years over to Kerio (ZA Pro ver 2 was
great tho!). I got tired of ZA 3/4 corrupting the ldb file so easily and
true vector kept having errors and needing restart so I switched over to
Kerio so far I've been happy with it after 30 days I'll most likely register
a copy for my I.T company.
I'm not saying your idea couldn't work, but I have a feeling you might have
headaches trying to get two firewalls to play nice together on the same
system. On the other hand I'd be curious to hear what the results are ;).
Just my 2 cents, if you decide to try it post the results :).
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