[TriLUG] OT: Windows firewall software

Matt Pusateri mpusateri at wickedtrails.com
Fri Oct 12 10:23:42 EDT 2007

 Well until Windows get's smart enough to tell you what program called 
svchost.dll, it's really hard to have a Windows firewall be useful.  
Most people don't know what a port is, don't understand what servicehost 
is, and just accept to open the port anyways.  Windows software 
firewalls are a placebo if you ask me.

Brian Henning wrote:
> Had some trouble with smart-hosting, so here's a message I sent a ccouple
> days ago that never made it.
> Hi Gang,
> Just wondering if anyone would recommend an alternate to ZoneAlarm for
> Windows firewalling (given that Windows Firewall is right out).  I used to
> swear by ZoneAlarm, but now it's gotten so bloated, it's the slowest-loading
> thing on my system short of Norton AntiVirus.  Plus of course it's limited
> in its ways.  I'd really love to have something that gives me iptables-like
> control within Windows.  Any suggestions?
> Thanks,
> ~Brian

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