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Old 07-23-2003, 12:50 PM   #1
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Test my firewall

I just downloaded and installed Firestarter. So... is there any way I can test whether or not it is working? I used to have a site bookmarked that tested your computer for any glaring security holes but have since lost the address (I seem to think it was associated with ZoneLabs).

I realize that no test will be 100% foolproof, but I just want to make sure that I configured it properly and there aren't any holes that you could drive a truck through or anything.

Old 07-23-2003, 01:03 PM   #2
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You can always try but that's kind of windows-centric and very basic...

still its better than nothing
Old 07-23-2003, 01:24 PM   #3
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Or just test it on your local lan using nessus. Just plug your NIC that is attached to the internet into your hub/switch on you internal network and test it. If you don't want to do that I would be happy to run a scan using nessus for you. Email if you want me to do it.
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Sygate has a pretty good online test. Give it a shot. Here's the link.

Old 07-23-2003, 06:11 PM   #5
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Hmmm when I try touse Shields Up at GRC I get an error:
This document cannot be displayed unless you install the PSM (Personal Security Manager). Download and install PSM and try again, or contact your system administrator.

Sygate said it couldn't determine my computer name or detect any running services. Is this good or bad?

The stealhscan turned out pretty bad though-- everything was closed, not blocked, except for netbios.

Now I've got to figure out how to beef up this firewall.



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