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RE: Simple Firewall
From: "Roger A. Grimes" <roger () banneretcs com>
Date: Wed, 29 Dec 2004 14:16:33 -0500

NT 4 and above (workstation and server products) support IP Filtering.

-----Original Message-----
From: Edel SM [mailto:sierra2 () gmail com] 
Sent: Wednesday, December 29, 2004 8:33 AM
To: G Farnham
Cc: security-basics () securityfocus com
Subject: Re: Simple Firewall

i'm not sure, but i think the family of windows servers (except nt4) do
support packet filtering built in.

--edel


On Tue, 28 Dec 2004 13:00:09 -0800, G Farnham <gfarnham () gmail com>
wrote:
Does anyone know of a real simple software firewall for Windows 2003
Server?

The application is for a game server.  Basically, the server needs to 
send udp in and out of the server as fast as possible for 50 or so 
clients running a first person shooter.

All I need the firewall to do is check the source IP against a deny 
list and either deny or permit it.

The goal is to have a minimum impact on performance as latency is 
everything in online gaming.
Norton,  Macafee, ZoneAlarm, etc all seem to be to bloated.
Don't need any checking on outbound
Don't need any checking based on port

The built in firewall and IP filtering do not support a deny list.
WinXP SP2 is not applicable as this is Win 2003 Server.

This is for a hosted server, so I can't add any hardware.

GDF




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