Andrew932, on Mar 29 2006, 02:50 PM, said:
Been trying out Look n'stop lite. Seems like a good firewall.
ANyone know how to configure it?
If you have to ask that question, I don't think it's a good firewall.
To me, a good firewall is one that when something comes up that requires your help:
a ) Tells you about the event - detailed information including application name, port number, destination IP, etc etc etc
b ) Gives you a list of options as to what to do
c ) Blocks the application until you've given the 'OK'
I used to be a big fan of Sygate, but I've been trying Outpost for a while and it seems to be doing the job. The built in DNS Cache and ad-blocker are pretty nice features as well. I had it on "Rules Wizard" for about a week when I first started it, and then once I had configured most of the rules, switched to Block Most. This is mainly just because I didn't want to be bothered any further, and because the tray icon is prettier that way...
The only thing I wish Outpost had was a button for "add rule". You click, select the application, and then configure the rule. That instead of going in, finding the application settings page, and then editing the rules...
Just a note - the interface of Outpost isn't for everyone. It's deinfately something that takes some getting used to, and most people just want an "OK" or "not OK" when they open the window.