Re: Can't surf the web after installing Outpost firewall - need help on protocols
From: bassbag (bassbag_at_bodybags.dragon.wales)
Date: Wed, 1 Oct 2003 20:05:41 +0100
In article <blf0d2$bg9u7$1@ID-162957.news.uni-berlin.de>,
> I just installed Outpost and although I'm having problems I think I'm going
> to stick with it. I already tried ZoneAlarm, Sygate and Kerio but Outpost
> seems to have the gui and features I want. Anyway -
> I just installed Outpost and following their advice for 'newbies' I have
> left everything at default. The thing is I can't seem to surf the web.
> When I first used IE after installing Outpost it presented me with the usual
> options - and I chose the 'recommended' one for Browsers. But when I click
> on a web link it won't load. And the occasional website that does load
> takes about 2 minutes. In the end I have to temporarily disable Outpost to
> surf the net.
> I have tried turning off all the Outpost additional plugins but it makes no
> difference. When I look under 'blocked' it shows me a string of ICMP
> entries. I'm wondering if maybe the IMCP settings need to be changed but
> since I don't know what they mean I refuse to tamper with them.
> One of the reasons I ditched Kerio was because it wasn't too
> beginner-friendly and I didn't know which incoming reqests were genuine and
> which were hacks. I don't want to throw the towel in on Outpost too. The
> recommended firewall for beginners is ZoneAlarm but I hate it and it hogs
> resources (plus it's a nightmare to uninstall). I really like all the
> possibilities with Outpost - plus the ad/banner-removal and DNS caching
> saves me having to run two other programs.
> So can someone please tell me what setting might be causing this inability
> to load web pages and which setting I should definitely not fool around with
> in my attempts to fix it?
> Thanks in advance,
As well as advice given here , you may wish to visit outpost forum where
you will get additional help...