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September 14, 2005 1:39:22 PM

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Hi all,

Which (free) firewall can be run as a service on Windows XP?
In other words: which firewall is already active after powering on the pc
but BEFORE logging into XP?

I tried Zonelalarm Pro 6.0, it runs as a service but because of an appearing
bug it's no solution for me. Perhaps Sygate?

Thanks in advance!
Anonymous
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September 14, 2005 1:39:23 PM

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On Wed, 14 Sep 2005 09:39:22 +0200, "Wim" <me@you.com> wrote:

>Hi all,
>
>Which (free) firewall can be run as a service on Windows XP?
>In other words: which firewall is already active after powering on the pc
>but BEFORE logging into XP?
>
>I tried Zonelalarm Pro 6.0, it runs as a service but because of an appearing
>bug it's no solution for me. Perhaps Sygate?
>
>Thanks in advance!
>
The firewall built into XP.
Anonymous
a b 8 Security
September 14, 2005 1:39:23 PM

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"Wim" <me@you.com> wrote in
news:4327d3d9$0$11061$e4fe514c@news.xs4all.nl:

> Hi all,
>
> Which (free) firewall can be run as a service on Windows XP?
> In other words: which firewall is already active after powering on the
> pc but BEFORE logging into XP?
>
> I tried Zonelalarm Pro 6.0, it runs as a service but because of an
> appearing bug it's no solution for me. Perhaps Sygate?
>
> Thanks in advance!
>
>

I would think any personal FW that runs on the NT based O/S such as XP will
be running as a service with the exe being ran as the graphical User
interface.

Duane :) 
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Anonymous
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September 14, 2005 3:29:01 PM

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Wim <me@you.com> wrote:
> Which (free) firewall can be run as a service on Windows XP?
> In other words: which firewall is already active after powering on the pc
> but BEFORE logging into XP?

I think, the Windows-Firewall.

Yours,
VB.
--
"Es kann nicht sein, dass die Frustrierten in Rom bestimmen, was in
deutschen Schlafzimmern passiert".
Harald Schmidt zum "Weltjugendtag"
September 14, 2005 4:23:28 PM

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"Volker Birk" <bumens@dingens.org> schreef in bericht
news:4327ed5d@news.uni-ulm.de...
> Wim <me@you.com> wrote:
> > Which (free) firewall can be run as a service on Windows XP?
> > In other words: which firewall is already active after powering on the
pc
> > but BEFORE logging into XP?
>
> I think, the Windows-Firewall.

Is it possible in the XP firewall to set the ip addresses 10.0.0.0 -
10.0.0.255 as "trusted" and block all other ip addresses?
Anonymous
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September 14, 2005 4:23:29 PM

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> Is it possible in the XP firewall to set the ip addresses 10.0.0.0 -
> 10.0.0.255 as "trusted" and block all other ip addresses?
>
>
You can supplement the XP FW with IPsec that can stop inbound or outbound
traffic by port, protocol or IP.

http://www.petri.co.il/block_ping_traffic_with_ipsec.ht...

You can implement the AnalogX Secpol rules and then learn from those rules.
Ipsec using the AnalogX Secpol rules are blocking high ports on downloads.
So you either disable Ipsec for the download or you learn to write the
rules to open the required ports, which you can view what ports are being
used with something like Active Ports (free).

http://www.analogx.com/contents/articles/ipsec.htm

Ipsec is very proerful.

http://support.microsoft.com/?id=813878

Duane :) 
Anonymous
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September 14, 2005 8:04:51 PM

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Wim <me@you.com> wrote:
> > > Which (free) firewall can be run as a service on Windows XP?
> > > In other words: which firewall is already active after powering on the
> > > pc but BEFORE logging into XP?
> > I think, the Windows-Firewall.
> Is it possible in the XP firewall to set the ip addresses 10.0.0.0 -
> 10.0.0.255 as "trusted" and block all other ip addresses?

Yes, see http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;843090

Yours,
VB.
--
"Es kann nicht sein, dass die Frustrierten in Rom bestimmen, was in
deutschen Schlafzimmern passiert".
Harald Schmidt zum "Weltjugendtag"
Anonymous
a b 8 Security
September 14, 2005 9:34:47 PM

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In article <4327d3d9$0$11061$e4fe514c@news.xs4all.nl>, me@you.com says...
> Hi all,
>
> Which (free) firewall can be run as a service on Windows XP?
> In other words: which firewall is already active after powering on the pc
> but BEFORE logging into XP?
>
> I tried Zonelalarm Pro 6.0, it runs as a service but because of an appearing
> bug it's no solution for me. Perhaps Sygate?
>
> Thanks in advance!
>
>
>
Yes, Sygate Pro v5.5 b 2710 has a selectable feature "Block All Traffic
While the Service is Not Loaded. I suppose Free Sygate v5.6 (still
available) has that feature too.
Casey
!