Re: Tutorial for Kerio 2.1.5 ?

From: Nick H (me_at_privacy.net)
Date: 05/16/04


Date: Sun, 16 May 2004 15:38:14 +0100

Nick H wrote:

> Jackeline D wrote:
>
>> I have been using Kerio 2.1.5 on XP Pro for a few months. The PC is
>> standalone, at home and connected to the Net by cable.
>>
>> When I look through the list of programs I am blocking I can't really
>> make much sense of what XP needs or doesn't need.
>>
>> Also I can't make a lot of sense of how Kerio works - for example I am
>> struggling to do things like (1) export my list of Open Connections At
>> Local Host and (2) export my Firewall Configuration.
>>
>> Is there a web site or group which helps new Kerio 2.1.5 users or even
>> tells them what they need to set up for basic broadband surfing.
>
> Yes, there is a user forum at http://www.dslreports.com/forum/kerio.
> look for BZ's sticky at the top. Also look at the Kerio and pre-v3.0
> Tiny PFW FAQ. There is also a group on Yahoo which I have not tried.
>
> V2.1.5, which I run, is well regarded. V4.x.x is slated as still being
> very buggy.
>
> I think some of BZ's anti-spoofing rules are OTT, but if you're paranoid
> they may be good. If you run IE, make sure you have a local loopback
> rule or it will crawl. I would also block any e-mail program from
> accessing remote port 80 at any address. In reality, I allow mail
> programs to access the news servers and mailboxes explicitly by Port and
> IP address and deny anything else (but log it in case some of the
> addresses change as the newsgroup ones did earlier this year)
>
> Also look at
> http://homepage.ntlworld.com/robin.d.h.walker/cmtips/security.html for
> how to set up the firewall security for basic broadband access (DNS and
> DHCP requirements)
>
> Nick
Jackeline,

Added to my last post, if you want to see which Win XP services you want
to have running have a look at http://www.blackviper.com/. You may be
able to disable a lot of stuff you're not using.

Nick