Yeah, yeah. I've already seen some of the opinions in the group
re software firewalls.... :) I've lurked here for quite a while.
Anyway, I'm looking for comments on current software firewalls,
preferably in the free category. This is for use on WinXPproSP3
and possibly Win2KproSP4 as well.
Of interest is controlling outbound communications, something
windows firewall does not do. What I have now has helped me keep
programs from dialing home and other such silliness.
This has worked...so far...but suddenly I'm having probs with
a game communicating between these two machines and I've traced
it to the software firewall on the XP machine. It blocks port
49000 always, even with a rule to always allow. Only disabling
the firewall allows it to work. Not a preferred solution.
(interestingly, both computers have the same firewall, but only
the xp machine is giving me problems)
My current program may just be borked and a reinstall may fix
this, as I've googled myself silly trying to figure this out.
But I thought I'd consider newer software as what I have now is
probably antiquated by internet standards - KPF4.
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