From: Kerodo (kerodokenny_at_hotmail.com)
Date: Thu, 18 Dec 2003 00:12:43 -0800
> On Wed, 17 Dec 2003 16:47:38 -0500, BoB <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>>On Tue, 16 Dec 2003 00:30:22 -0800, Kerodo <email@example.com>
>>>I just installed Kerio 2.1.5 here and I like it a lot. Seems to do a
>>>good job blocking things and so on.
>>>I've heard reports that the newer version 4.xx is buggy. Is it wisest
>>>to stay away from the new one and stick with 2.1.5?
>>>I'm happy to see that 2.1.5 seems to be fairly lean and mean, compared
>>>to some of the more bloated products. I had been using ZA Pro 4.5,
>>>which has a lot of stuff I don't want or need.
>>>Anyway, is it best to stick with Kerio 2.1.5 for now until the bugs are
>>>worked out of the newer releases? Or is the new one ok now? Any comments?
>>Stay with 2.1.5. until you hear only GOOD comments about a later
>>version. But the same is true for any program. :-)
> I'm using it to, but what I am affraid of is that maybe soon a hacker
> or a virus is created in a way it can penetrate firewalls. All fw
> makers updates their software. But we, using old software are now off
> guard, just thinking we are safe.
> Look at the fix from 2.14 to 2.15. There will not be any 2.16 in the
> future, and the bug between those maybe very severe.
> What do you guys think?
Seems to me that if it can block all from the outside then it's pretty
secure. I'm pretty careful about what programs I download and run on
the inside, and I run Spybot and Ad-aware every time I install something
new, so it's not too likely that I have to worry about that kind of
stuff going on. Also run NAV here. I use Mozilla and Firebird for my
browsers and they seem pretty secure. So I'm not really worried about
using a firewall that's not being updated anymore.
If they ever get the bugs worked out of the new 4.xx versions, then I'll
consider using that instead. But for now, I really like 2.1.5.