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Firewall and ICS
clouma Oct-10-01 06:39 PM
Hello all,

I need to know if it could be a problem >> installing a firewall software on a small home network and sharing Internet with ICS -
setup: 2 PCs - 2 NICs (10/100)- 1 Internet adapter on a cable modem - sharing files and printer at the moment.

Do you believe that everything will work OK after installing the software ( Norton or Zone Alarm) I have the choice, or it will be a problem to have my network running as before ?



1. RE: Firewall and ICS
waddy Oct-11-01 00:35 AM
In response to message 0
If you are going to have a network connected to the internet with Shared Drives .. I would most defiantley USE a Firewall... crazy not too.. your shares show up to certain people like a torch in the night.............

Zonealarm is my personl favourite, and yes everything will work fine , zonealarm basically finds your internal Machines and gives them access to the internet... also very easy to manually configure too...


2. RE: Firewall and ICS
NC_Rex Oct-11-01 11:10 AM
In response to message 1
I've been searching for a place to ask this...maybe this is it.

I just bought McAfee Virus Protection and it came with McAfee Firewall. I got to using it for the first time tonight and what looked like a surge of activity having left the comptuer on reading up on something...noticing this I started the firewall program and almost 10 minutes after going into filter mode, I was alerted to a port wall attack. I have the DNS too.

But my question is...How do I find a DNS number for a web page that I am currently on? Is it possible.

The DNS I've found was from a server that hosts a forum I normally chat on, I can only think they saw me logged in on that server at that time. I have a cable modem and it's fast, I think it's gonna make me a preferred target.

But is there anything I can do to find out who/why. Run a trace??


3. RE: Firewall and ICS
lbyard Oct-12-01 08:02 PM
In response to message 0
http://www.zonelabs.com/services/support_network.htm#6network and http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT/nip.nsf/pfdocs/2001080117311436 should have the answers. Larry

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