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Anonymous
May 17, 2005 8:27:54 PM

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I run XP and I have a DSL box (Westell 327w) with the
hardware firewall in this box enabled at the highest security
level.

Steve Gibson's web site checked this from the outside.
His test gives me a "clean bill of health" stating all ports
are either disabled or are in full stealth mode.

I believe the firewall to be both inbound and outbound,
but I have not checked outbound.

ping and tracert utilities all time out. I suspect this means
that the firewall is at least blocking the ping and tracert
ports.

Would someone please tell me how to test a hardware
firewall from the computer side of the firewall beyond
my simple minded ideas.

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Anonymous
May 18, 2005 7:00:39 PM

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Would think the router outgoing is open to most outgoing exploits to call
home or where ever,, how would it know its not a legit request from you? Why
would Mr. exploit writer use anything other than standard ports ?




"David Teague" <teague@jackson.main.nc.us> wrote in message
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>I run XP and I have a DSL box (Westell 327w) with the
> hardware firewall in this box enabled at the highest security
> level.
>
> Steve Gibson's web site checked this from the outside.
> His test gives me a "clean bill of health" stating all ports
> are either disabled or are in full stealth mode.
>
> I believe the firewall to be both inbound and outbound,
> but I have not checked outbound.
>
> ping and tracert utilities all time out. I suspect this means
> that the firewall is at least blocking the ping and tracert
> ports.
>
> Would someone please tell me how to test a hardware
> firewall from the computer side of the firewall beyond
> my simple minded ideas.
>
> --
> David Teague, http://cs.wcu.edu/~dbt
> Advocating Free Software and Double Bass tuned in fifths
> www.dennismasuzzo.com; www.silviodallatorre.com www.joelquarrington.com/;
>
>
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