Re: Software Firewalls

From: Duane Arnold (notme_at_notme.com)
Date: 06/04/04


Date: Thu, 03 Jun 2004 23:00:48 GMT

drthomaspopple@hotmail.com (Thomas Popple) wrote in
news:a444c261.0406031104.2e50e21@posting.google.com:

> Strange as it may sound, I'm looking for a free software that mirrors
> what the XP SP1 firewall does (i.e. allow all outgoing traffic, block
> all incoming traffic that is not in response to an internal request).
>
> Can anyone point out a suitable product and/or how to configure this
> setting.
>
> I've tried Sygate but can't figure out how to get this type of ruleset
> set up.
>
> Thanks
>

If you're trying to implement it on Win 2K, XP or 2K3, then IPsec may fit
the bill. IPsec is stateful like ICF and IPsec can block outbound if
needed.

http://www.petri.co.il/block_ping_traffic_with_ipsec.htm
http://www.analogx.com/contents/articles/ipsec.htm

Duane :)