Re: Firewall that does not require admin rights
From: Gerald Vogt (vogt_at_spamcop.net)
Date: Fri, 18 Feb 2005 09:38:57 +0900
Ruslan Kogan wrote:
> the computer has a piece of software running on it called Timbuktu
> Pro......i beleive it is very similar to VNC. I just want to know when
> anyone is connecting to my PC.
> as for T. Sean Weintz's comment:
> "why not just ask for a car that doesn't use wheels?"
> YOU IDIOT!!!
Why do you ask for a firewall when you don't actually want a firewall? I
know because you have seen some Personal Firewalls and noticed what they
have done. But a firewall is a mean of security. It blocks and admits
traffic from the outside to the inside (some say it does this in the
opposite direction also). That the purpose of a firewall.
What you want is some monitoring or logging of connections to your
computer. Timbuktu itself should give you already some means of
monitoring connections. Look there first. If you don't find anything or
you don't trust Timbuktu than you should look out for software that
monitors network connectivity. Your abilities as non-admin are limited,
however, because you cannot intercept network connections on your
computer. But a series of "netstat" calls for a start does give you some
idea what is actually possible to monitor without admin rights.
But again, this has absolutely nothing to do with firewalls.