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Dear reader.

 

Is there any way to specify a block for ip-ranges?? I used to block some country's like Chine, Afghanistan etc etc by there CIDR range. I also want to block all incoming PING but there are no settings for blocking the icmp protocol and it's options. Since ICMP does not use a specific port number I don't see a way to block incoming echo requests.

 

I like Online Armor because it's practically using none of my system resources and it's not constantly pushing product offers to my machine like other free firewalls do. But now that i think about it, it probably does not actively filter packets but instead it monitors applications to determine what's allowed and what's not. I think that's why it's almost using no system resources.

 

I think I'm asking to much from free software, I fear I'm stuck to my energy consuming iptables router.

 

Questions:

Can Online Armor free do a packet filter, or maybe the pay version can?

Can it block ping?

Will these features be available in future releases?

 

 

Regards,

Joz

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You'll need to put Online Armor in Advanced Mode (note that this is only available in Online Armor Premium).

Online Armor has advanced controls for blocking countries, ICMP, and a few other things. See the attached screenshots (click on them to see larger versions):

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Thanx for you're quick replay GT. I didn't use use the free trail option during the installation proccess. So I will check the advanced features some other time. I will test some other producs and then make my discission on what to do next. But when I pull the plugg from my linux based filter i will save some cash.

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