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#1 ispy

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Posted 02 August 2008 - 12:51 PM

Hi all :cheers: ,

Just a quickie found this little gizmo whilst chilling out, called ghostwall, what makes it attractive is that it is portable & also script writers for PE plugins prefer portable kit.

Anyway not only is it portable but it is also "freeware", on the downside I do not think you could call it the best firewall on the market but it is small in size, weighing at a modest 656Kb's.

Has anyone had experience with it, but if it is portable then it can be carried around on a USB2 Stick?
GhostWall is a firewall which allows you to restrict the communications between your computer and others.

Unlike other firewalls which have forgotten their main role, GhostWall is simply a firewall mainly designed to replace the standard Microsoft firewall with better features and performance.

See Here for Web-site download:
http://www.ghostsecu....com/ghostwall/

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#2 Nuno Brito

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Posted 02 August 2008 - 03:32 PM

Looks very good and you can't beat the freeware price tag! :cheers:

Maybe a good time to create a "Portable" section here in the forums.

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Posted 02 August 2008 - 07:53 PM

Hi Nuno :cheers: ,

Many thanks for the interest & indeed,

Maybe a good time to create a "Portable" section here in the forums.

Maybe worth checking first whether the enthusiasm is being advocated by only yours truly or do you think others would like to see a portable section also?
My reasons for the love of portable software broadly encouraged for the following reasons:
  • Not that this a portable reason but I like freeware portable stuff especially for obvious reasons
  • The least pollution of the registry the better, some utils however are more portable than others
  • You can carry them around on a pen stick and thus run them from just about any location
  • Script writers prefer them as they are easier to write scripts for
  • Also much easier to uninstall as all files should be in one location
heres some good stuff to read on the advantages & methods of fabricating portable software:
http://en.wikipedia....ble_application
Also good reading here:
http://en.wikipedia...._Virtualization

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ispy :cheers:

#4 Nuno Brito

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Posted 02 August 2008 - 08:16 PM

I think it would be a good idea to create a new topic on the Vote! section.

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Posted 02 August 2008 - 08:52 PM

Another quickie update :cheers: ,

This guy on the link provided below luv's "Ghostwall, see below, he has some interesting supplementary info also:
http://www.winxpcent...ead.php?t=23963

ENJOY!

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Posted 04 August 2008 - 10:24 PM

Good find - just installed it to PE on the fly and it works nicely. Tested it with nmap and it does what it says.
Rule creation is easy and straightforward.

Thanks for the tip

#7 TheHive

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Posted 09 August 2008 - 05:50 PM

Resource use appears small as compared to others. Thanks!

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Posted 10 August 2008 - 03:17 PM

firewalls are few and far between for most pe users.

nice un. :cheers:


Anyone running VMWare ThinApp based firewalls in PE?

Sanbarrow? :cheers:

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Posted 10 August 2008 - 05:27 PM

Anyone running VMWare ThinApp based firewalls in PE?

Sanbarrow? :cheers:

Would that be a good idea. Wouldnt the firewall need to listen to all things coming and going. From what I read a ThinApp has the ability with the new ThinApp Program to link to things but I dont know about a firewall working well ThinApped. Guess some one has to test it out. :cheers:

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Posted 10 August 2008 - 08:16 PM

Interesting question :cheers:

I have Thinapp on my PE and can easily test some things.
Just tried Zonealarm Pro but here the created package didn't work.

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Posted 10 August 2008 - 10:25 PM

ZoneAlarm 5.5.94.0 I've found to work well in PE. I haven't tried Max_Real Qnx's 7.1.078 yet though.

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Posted 10 August 2008 - 11:06 PM

@ Thuun
I am having problems with thinapp whenever I capture the installation of an app that needs to run a service - so far none of those apps worked :cheers:

Personally I don't see much use of a firewall on PE - I occasionally use m0n0wall - a small FreeBSD LiveCD (6Mb iso) in a VM when I need to dial DSL
http://m0n0.ch/wall/