Re: New XP user seeks Firewall advice

From: John Hyde (EJhyd_at_netscape.net)
Date: 11/10/05


Date: Wed, 09 Nov 2005 16:49:02 -0800


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>>Where can I read up on IPSec??
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>
>
> You rang?
>
> http://www.petri.co.il/block_ping_traffic_with_ipsec.htm
>
> You can learn how to set/create rules by using the AnalogX rules. I
> implemented the AnalogX rules on my laptop here on the road behind
> BlackIce and made my adjustments, like disabling the IPsec rules for
> Windows Networking. I have not heard BI bark from the moment IPsec was
> enabled on the system, which I did back in Sept. 2005.
>
> You want to allow something like HTTP, NNTP, SMTP which I had to change
> the SMTP port from 25 to 587 because of EarthLink dial-up, you enable the
> Client-side rules on AnalogX implementation of IPsec rules.
>
> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/813878
>
> http://www.analogx.com/contents/articles/ipsec.htm
>
> Duane :)

Ohhh, Boy. Reading to do! Thanks.

Is Blackice similar to ZoneAlarm? I'm using the free version of ZA
currently but have some dissatisfactions with it. I considered spending
money on the "Pro" Would implementing IPSec as you suggest make a
software firewall surplus?

JH