Re: How effective is a router as a firewall?
From: ClareOldie (ClareOldie_at_nowhere.ie)
Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2003 17:46:34 -0000
> Okay, just so that we're on the same page. I (of course) backed IPSec
> in registry. I went to the link you gave me and d/l file, unzipped,
> and clicked on the .reg file.
> *I then went into Local Security Policy
> *Went to "IP Security Policies on Local Machine"
> *Went to "Analogx Public Server
> *Checked what you checked below
> *Right clicked on Analogx Public Server and assigned.
> I looked in IP Security of the LAN and Analogx Public Server was
> being used.
> I'm sure I got it all right, just thought I'd echo it back to you,
> perhaps you have some additional thoughts?
> I did d/l Spybot S&D (got 5 cows in Tucows) and will check that out.
> Thanks for all your help!
You seem to have got it in one.
I would advise that if you are not familiar with the ports/protocols you
have allowed that you do some reading. I found that reading the rule sets
for firewalls gave me a great insight into what to allow or not.
The next step for you I think is to drill down through the individual rules
and see EXACTLY what is being allowed. Don't forget you can really fine tune
FYI I use Adaware, SpyBot S&D, AVG AV, Outpost FW, (used Sygate FW for a
long time), Fingin SurfinGuard Pro - all free for personal use.
I must say that I got a warm feeling having implemented IPSec. If some
malware trips up my firewall it still has to deal with IPSec.
Good luck with your setup, glad I was able to help.