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what's stealth & the best firewall?

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#1 St_Anger


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Posted 15 February 2005 - 06:45 PM

whats the best firewall? and how do you make your computer invisible 'Stealth' mode

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#2 phawgg


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Posted 15 February 2005 - 07:58 PM

I moved this post from where it was,
in a networking of computers thread.

To answer the "stealth" question, this
link will help you understand it better.

Shield's UP!!

the firewall question is more involved.
several are free.
several more are not.
software firewalls are one way to go.
using hardware such as a router is another.
using another computer between the internet & your PC
is also considered as utilizing a firewall if
you configure it properly.

the free ones are:

Use a Firewall, but use only one.
If you install your own, disable the built-in winXP firewall.
  • Excellent free programs available include:
  • Sygate
  • Kerio
  • Zone Alarm
  • Agnitum Outpost
  • Choose one (if you do not already use a firewall). Keep your Firewall up & monitor it's configurations
  • (fully understanding it's operation may require some thought & a little practice,
    but it helps greatly to have it installed and functioning)

Edited by phawgg, 15 February 2005 - 07:59 PM.

patiently patrolling, plenty of persisant pests n' problems ...

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Posted 15 February 2005 - 10:34 PM

I use and thoroughly recommend Sygate Personal Firewall, the link to which has been supplied by Phawgg. Once installed and "trained," you can visit ShieldsUP and have the diagnostic programs test it.
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