firewall for windows

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    firewall for windows

    Does anyone know of a free or open source firewall for windows? Preferably ndis but I can probably live without it.

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    Cool

    I know Zone Alarm has a "free" version called Basic methinks. I haven' t heard of GNU widows firewall, however I haven't been looking. There was @guard once though but it sold it's soul to Symantec I believe.

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    Thanks--and not to be agressive, but zone alarm is pretty poor. I found something called sygate (which is now owned by symantec, but doesn't suck like norton) which seems quite good (for being free) so far.

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    Wink

    Yes, sygate! I was thinking about it, but forgot its name. Good that you' ve found it though. I was using it before WinXp Sp2. (Believe it or not, since I am not undercover agent, or world destruction evil genius, windows firewall does work for me)

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    I had sygate for a while but it kept making my system lock up, so i switched to zone alarm

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    I don't know any open source. But my favorite free one, and the one I use, is Kerio Personal Firewall. It's precursor was Tiny Personal Firewall, maybe the best personal firewall of its time.
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    I would say iptables, but it's Linux-only

    EDIT: Found an open-source firewall called FHK:
    Binary: http://www.codeproject.com/internet/...tIp_source.zip
    Source: http://www.codeproject.com/internet/...tIp_source.zip
    Last edited by joeprogrammer; 06-08-2006 at 04:38 PM.

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