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Re: Look 'n' Stop Firewall
« Reply #15 on: March 10, 2006, 02:06:14 AM »
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L'n'S is an excellent program with an extreamly small footprint. It is mainly rule based.
ZA is also an excellent FW but has a much larger footprint. It is easier to configure.
 I currently have ZA on one computer and L'n'S on the other.
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Re: Look 'n' Stop Firewall
« Reply #16 on: March 10, 2006, 02:34:10 AM »
L'n'S is an excellent program with an extreamly small footprint.
Bob, did you ever used Kerio? Outpost? Can you compare them with LnS?
Does LnS worth its price? I mean, why using a paid firewall if we have very good ones for free...?
Just trying to learn something about LnS...
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Re: Look 'n' Stop Firewall
« Reply #17 on: March 10, 2006, 02:43:44 AM »
L'n'S is an excellent program with an extreamly small footprint.
Bob, did you ever used Kerio? Outpost? Can you compare them with LnS?
Does LnS worth its price? I mean, why using a paid firewall if we have very good ones for free...?
Just trying to learn something about LnS...
My second computer required something with a smaller footprint. LnS was the perfect answer.
Worth the price? It was in my opinion and all updates within a major version number are free.
Major upgrade requires an upgrade fee. Just like paying for the next version of Windows....

Kerio is Rule based. Rules and I don't get along. (Guess I break to many???   ;D)
The last time I used outpost, it wouldn't remember my answers and kept asking over and over
that's when I switched to ZA. :)
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Re: Look 'n' Stop Firewall
« Reply #18 on: March 10, 2006, 03:09:23 AM »
My second computer required something with a smaller footprint. LnS was the perfect answer.
Worth the price? It was in my opinion and all updates within a major version number are free.
Major upgrade requires an upgrade fee. Just like paying for the next version of Windows....
Thanks Bob.

Kerio is Rule based.
Isn't LnS either?

Rules and I don't get along. (Guess I break to many???   ;D)
Rules, which rules  ;D  ;D

The last time I used outpost, it wouldn't remember my answers and kept asking over and over
that's when I switched to ZA. :)
I never had such problem but... Outpost become a bloatware when added the antispyware features and updates...  :(
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Re: Look 'n' Stop Firewall
« Reply #19 on: March 12, 2006, 10:28:10 AM »
Well Tech L'n'S certainly is a great firewall there is no doubt about it, i especially like the small footprint(believe me nothing comes close to it ;) ) the built in trace and whois features are a nice addition too and it is also recognized by the
SP2 Security Center.There is also an option to use plugins with it which further expand the firewalls capabilities.A really really good firewall but there are two things that bother me.First the GUI really sucks which really isn't that important i know but i really don't like remembering those win 3.11(that ugly graphics) days if you know what i mean hihi   ;D And the second thing is that they don't have a free version available.That said i would recommend this firewall to anyone who has a pretty good knowledge of firewalls and knows how to set up a rule or two and doesn't mind paying for a good firewall.Who knows if they make a good GUI i might even be tempted to buy it.Until then i'm sticking with Sunbelt Kerio + SSM.

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would you say it's better than ZoneAlarm?

Sorry there i didn't even notice your post until now. I really wouldn't know since i don't use ZA pro(if we are comparing L'n'S we must compare it with ZA pro since they are both payed for programs) but i used the Free version of ZA in the past and i can say that it is very easy to set up and is great for more inexperienced users but it's more or less just a simple firewall with not so good outbound protection IMHO.I prefer the free Kerio personally.


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Re: Look 'n' Stop Firewall
« Reply #20 on: March 12, 2006, 10:34:10 AM »
First the GUI really sucks which really isn't that important i know but i really don't like remembering those win 3.11(that ugly graphics) days if you know what i mean hihi   ;D
I get problems with my first Kerio experience until I get the answer (to not resolve addresses).
Well, Kerio is not that good GUI, is it?  ;D
Sasha could make it better for sure  ;)

And the second thing is that they don't have a free version available.
:P  Hate this  :P

Until then i'm sticking with Sunbelt Kerio + SSM.
SSM is very strong... from time to time I test and give up... to much protection and, sometimes, blocks what I need the computer to do.  :'(
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Re: Look 'n' Stop Firewall
« Reply #21 on: March 12, 2006, 10:54:55 AM »
I get problems with my first Kerio experience until I get the answer (to not resolve addresses).
Well, Kerio is not that good GUI, is it? ;D
Sasha could make it better for sure ;)

Well the whole Kerio freezing GUI experience when i'm downloading multiple torrents really is annoying but i have learned to live with it altough i still haven't given up hope that this will be resolved eventually.And yes the Kerio GUI isn't all that nice and shinny like Sasha could make it but it does the job fine and it's a work of art compared to L'n'S.With L'n'S it's quite obvious that the designer of that GUI wasn't exactly a person with great graphic design skills haha  ;D But maybe the people at L'n'S are already thinking about redoing the graphics bit on their firewall who knows?  ;) ;D

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SSM is very strong... from time to time I test and give up... to much protection and, sometimes, blocks what I need the computer to do. :'(

Well it's not quite that obvious a program to set up and i know exactly what you mean by sometimes, blocks what I need the computer to do haha believe me it blocked the sh... out of my computer when i first used it but i eventually figured it out and now i find it a very usefull program ;)   

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Re: Look 'n' Stop Firewall
« Reply #22 on: March 12, 2006, 11:02:48 AM »
I still haven't given up hope that this will be resolved eventually.
Did you try: go to Logs & Alerts tab of settings > right click the white space at right > uncheck resolve address. Let the other two (port and protocol) checked.
Do you see any improvement?
For me, the solution...
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Re: Look 'n' Stop Firewall
« Reply #23 on: March 12, 2006, 12:10:28 PM »
Did you try: go to Logs & Alerts tab of settings > right click the white space at right > uncheck resolve address. Let the other two (port and protocol) checked.
Do you see any improvement?
For me, the solution...

Yes i have that unchecked but it still isn't the way it should be.