Subject RE: [firebird-support] Firebird & Zone Alarm
Author Werner Cloete
I've found ZoneAlarm to be very effective...

It allows you to specify which programs are allowed to act as servers
- in this case, FireBird Server...

It also allows you to lock down other (possible) servers, like Host
and Controller App (whatever that may be ;o))...

Just make sure that you keep it updated...which isn't difficult
anyway...seeing as ZoneAlarm frequently checks for updates itself...

-----Original Message-----
From: Milan Babuskov [mailto:milanb@...]
Sent: 11 August 2004 09:01
Subject: Re: [firebird-support] Firebird & Zone Alarm

Johan van Zyl wrote:
> How do I tell Zone Alarm to allow connections to port 3050 to go
through to
> the FireBird server?

It should ask you when you try it.

> Alternatively - can I ditch Zone Alarm - BUT will I be protected then?

Don't be fooled that you are protected now. ZA and similar Windows
programs only protect from *some* of the possible attacks. Many people I

know run several firewalls to keep all holes closed.

It's much easier to have a Linux gateway (some old 486 can do) or
hardware router. Just lockdown everything, and only let in what you
really want.

But, I guess this is really going OT, so I'll stop here.

Milan Babuskov

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