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RE: PCFriendly DVD Backchannel
From: "Graham, Brian" <Brian.Graham () neg pge com>
Date: Tue, 5 Mar 2002 13:01:22 -0500

I've had good luck with ZoneAlarm - even the free version.  Not much gets by
it either direction.  Only has the option of remembering the decision you
made (to allow or disallow) but has a nice console interface to change
options locally (network) and for the internet.

Cheers!

Brian Graham, Systems Developer
PG&E National Energy Group
Information Management, IT Dept.
mailto:brian.graham () neg pge com

-----Original Message-----
From: Olin Sibert [mailto:wos () oxford com]
Sent: Saturday, March 02, 2002 12:38 AM
To: cmcurtin () interhack net
Cc: bugtraq () securityfocus com
Subject: Re: PCFriendly DVD Backchannel


<snip>
Programs like BlackIce get almost all the way there, except they seem to
be only port-based, not address-based.  To avoid each user having to
make all the choices, one might distribute configuration files with
known unresirable locations already listed.  It might also be possible
for the warning to "score" the warning in some way (e.g., if the program
is not a known browser, it's somewhat more suspicious for it to be
talking to a web server).

Have I missed sme great piece of software that does this already (Linux
or Windows), or is this an unmet need?  

Thanks -- Olin Sibert <wos () oxford com>


PG&E National Energy Group and any other
company referenced herein that uses the PG&E name or
logo are not the same company as Pacific Gas and
Electric Company, the regulated California utility.  Neither
PG&E National Energy Group nor these other
referenced companies are regulated by the California Public
Utilities Commission.  Customers of Pacific Gas and Electric Company
do not have to buy products from these companies in order
to continue to receive quality regulated services from the utility.


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