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#1 Roderunner

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Posted 13 May 2010 - 04:00 AM

What test do you suggest I use to correctly test my Outpost Pro FW. As I also have a Netgear Router DGN2000 with built in FW and NAT any test site I visited never shows my real IP Address, making them invalid.

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Posted 13 May 2010 - 09:44 AM

Steve Gibson's site has some handy features and some free programs.

http://www.grc.com/default.htm

Scroll down the page to 'Hot Spots' and test the security of your system with ShieldsUp! and your Firewall with LeakTest.

Take a moment to read all the info; it is surprising how poor, so called reputable firewalls can be.

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Posted 13 May 2010 - 07:11 PM

The tests at GRC only give my ADSL Port IP Address and not my actual one.

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Posted 14 May 2010 - 07:48 AM

Out of curiosity, I had a look through Google for suitable leaktest programs.

Having seen remarks such as "Warning: This software is used for testing of security products
and should never be used on production machines. Using this software may damage or erase your data",
I think I will have to leave it to others to suggest from experience, a program which may be suitable, or how to deal with your IPs.

Anyone able to assist ?

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Posted 14 May 2010 - 08:22 AM

Thanks for trying anyway Pete.

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