I have a Billion BiPAC 7401VGPR3 Router through which my entire network can communicate with you lot and the rest of the world. I have finally gotten
to the stage whereby I should enable the hardware firewall and ditch ZA free and Windoze Firewall (Which has never been turned on BTW). I'm familiar
enough with setting permissions for programs and IP addys in ZA, but I have zero experience with hardware firewalls.
What settings should I use, and what should I avoid? Why? TIA, you secure gurus.
Not sure what settings you mean.
On mine, the actual firewall's either enabled or disabled.
I still use Comodo, too, though.
I would not ditch the firewall on your PC just because your router has a firewall. Enable both. Windows 7 built in firewall is good enough (at last) for most people. On XP use comodo or similar.
What about the packet filtering?
Have a butcher's at this, matey.
That's a damned fine site, that.
That has given a good overview of the subject and has prompted me to spend most of today doing even more research. I think that I have got it sorted. Shields up at least gave me a pretty good report though I can't get onto GRC's site at the moment for some reason.
Gibson Research Corporation the authors of "Sheilds Up"
Been a while since I've been there.
Seems that I'm well screwed down, except my FTP port being open.
How come you have FTP port open? Strangely enough I use uTorrent and had to forward port 18432 and Shields up didn't pick it! Gave this box a clean bill of health! I now must test the other computers on my network,
I use FTP all the time.
I build webbies/forum sites and without FTP, that's not much fun.
Fairy Snuff! I'm just being nosey! Now I've got my file sharing sorted I'm a happy little Vegemite!
Unwittingly, I think this was the "ad" that sold most Vegemite.
I suspect that you are quite correct. It was released a few years after my example, though.