Firewall test

  seventiesdolly 17:20 08 Nov 2005
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I have just performed a firewall test, using a link given in this forum, which showed my internal isp address is visible to all - apparently this should NOT be visible?
I am currently using windows firewall as Outpost was not alowing me to view secure sites.
Should I be concerned?

  PaulB2005 17:22 08 Nov 2005

What test?

What do you mean by INTERNAL IP address?

  johnnyrocker 17:23 08 Nov 2005

windows firewall is only incoming protection and will not do much about outgoing attempts. i use sygate which i find excellent once you have the permissions set ( i suspect this was your outpost prob)click here


johnny.

  seventiesdolly 17:26 08 Nov 2005

I haven't a clue what 'internal isp' address is, that was just the blurb on the test result...
Couldn't see where you thought my outpost prob was on that link JR?

  johnnyrocker 17:34 08 Nov 2005

my link was for sygate, the comment in brackets refers to the setting of permissions which was probably why outpost would not let you visit certain sites as i said.


johnny.

  Stuartli 17:45 08 Nov 2005

Download the free version of ZoneAlarm and, after it is installed, disable the Windows Firewall.

click here

  octal 17:47 08 Nov 2005

Which site are you testing it with? Can you provide a link to it?

  ACOLYTE 18:00 08 Nov 2005

click here try this scroll down to shields up.

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