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I'm looking for a little help on locating a suitable firewall... I've tried guarddog (stopped all traffic until I stopped it) and I've tried firestarter (worked reasonably, but crashed a lot).
What I'd really like though is a firewall that blocks all traffic except for that between the internet and programs I approve. I'm not speaking of blocking all ports, and only opening a few, I'm speaking of only allowing internet access for specific programs that I choose to allow. A GUI is rather important also....
I'm not sure if one exists, but if one does, might someone be able to tell me?
Originally posted by acid_kewpie that's not possible, the name of the end application is not present in tcp/ip packages....
I think he's looking for something similar to a Windows-type personal firewall (like ZoneAlarm) where the firewall keeps track of the application sending the packets. I did a quick search of my site and I turned up one candidate- FieryFilter. I did see references to something called Pyrewall; however, I couldn't quickly find any code to download. I've never tried either one so I can't speak as to how well they work.