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Scott B.
 
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Post Posted November 15th, 2002, 3:32 pm

I've recently installed Zone Alarm and when I start up Phoenix, Zone Alarm tells me that Phoenix is asking to act as a server then when I click "no", Zone Alarm askes if I want Phoenix to access the internet, which I click yes and Phoenix starts. Why would Phoenix want to be a server?

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Post Posted November 15th, 2002, 3:58 pm

Scott B. wrote:I've recently installed Zone Alarm and when I start up Phoenix, Zone Alarm tells me that Phoenix is asking to act as a server then when I click "no", Zone Alarm askes if I want Phoenix to access the internet, which I click yes and Phoenix starts. Why would Phoenix want to be a server?


Zone Alarm is confused. Ignore it.

--Asa

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Post Posted November 15th, 2002, 4:01 pm

from what I remember of previous comments about ZoneAlarm and Mozilla / Phoenix server status, is that the server in question is a loopback for PSM - correct me if otherwise : )

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Post Posted November 15th, 2002, 4:27 pm

I'm currently uninstalling ZoneAlarm after about 18 months of "faithful" service. I've had enough of it randomly blocking programs with full permission, randomly starting without a taskbar icon and doubling the size of its user interface every six months. I'm just off to search for another free firewall.

- Chris

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Post Posted November 16th, 2002, 8:15 am

http://www.smoothwall.org ?

but you're a Windows user (victim ?) : )

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Post Posted November 16th, 2002, 12:56 pm

Here's a good list of Windows firewalls: http://www.outpostfirewall.com/products ... mpare.html The compare link will be obviously biased to Outpost. :)

I'm using Outpost, it's good, but it's kinda buggy. It has enough features for me that it outways the bugs.

Duey

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Post Posted November 16th, 2002, 2:53 pm

Try Tiny Personal Firewall 2.0 (Free, downloadable somewhere here [click])

I have no problems with ZA though, it sometimes asks me for permission to allow PX to act as a server, and I simply click "Yes" ;)

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Post Posted November 16th, 2002, 3:58 pm

i have read in various places that tiny personal firewall was developed by the same people that develop kerio. note the tenses. as such, it was recommended that only kerio be used hence forth. kerio is also free (do a google search, i'm lazy...).

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Post Posted November 16th, 2002, 4:18 pm

I also use TPF (it was the best free one I could find some time ago when I was looking), but I believe Tiny doesn't offer its free version 2.x for download any longer. Kerio is here; the screenshots on the site look exactly like TPF. Didn't try it yet though.

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Post Posted November 16th, 2002, 4:49 pm

Kerio is what you want.

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Post Posted November 17th, 2002, 5:50 pm

cdn wrote:from what I remember of previous comments about ZoneAlarm and Mozilla / Phoenix server status, is that the server in question is a loopback for PSM - correct me if otherwise : )


It is.
So if I´m lazy, I just allow server, when ZA asks for it,
mostly I configure ZA that server is allowed locally, but not in the Internet.

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Post Posted November 18th, 2002, 6:14 am

Sygate Personal. Been working great for me for almost a year. Its free.

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