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Portable Firewall

Posted: Wed Dec 20, 2006 12:34 pm
by Toxteth O'Grady
I don't think there is a portable firewall.

A fairly new, but very good one (better than ZA anyway :wink: ) is Comodo.
(although some people complain its resource usage is too high, but the same can be said for ZA)

Posted: Wed Dec 20, 2006 3:12 pm
by Firewrath
i, and some others around here, use AS3 Personal Firewall
it works off a USB stick, but it writes to the registry some, if that matters to you, :P

but all rules are saved in its folder, just wish it was app-based also, -_-

whatever you do,
dont use Ghostwall, >.<

course, be nice if a read the whole post, eh? :P

As for just a firewall, i like Sygate Personal Firewall which is an App based firewall with optional rule settings,
but not portable, :cry:

Posted: Thu Dec 21, 2006 11:19 am
by urtidoman
Hi All,

Becoming a big fan to your site !! so i registered !!! :D
Thank to Andrew Lee and others that are postings such good infos !!!

@Firewrath and @Olof
i think it is possible to write a small launcher to make AS3 portable... :) give me a couple of days and i will let you know if i can do it...

As for other firewalls, i do not know other portable firewall because all i tested needs admin rights... (running service...etc..). But if you're going on computers where you have those rights, it should be possible to make some launchers that could make it ! (at least, keeping settings with you on your thumb drive !)

Posted: Thu Dec 21, 2006 12:58 pm
by matidio
This firewall only supports rules configured by IP or ports but not by protocols or applications.
At this point one could also take, for example, WIPFW without the hassle of registry. Ok, I admit the interface isn't as easy as the the AS3's one but WIPFW is well known and tested and it has advantages like command line configuration.

Posted: Fri Dec 22, 2006 11:56 pm
by Fluffy
Never claimed it was portable, just registry-free. :)

Posted: Tue Dec 26, 2006 2:50 am
by Andrew Lee
I tried AS3 Personal Firewall, but couldn't get it to work at all. For example, I tried blocking port 80, but was still able to use my web browser.

Anyone got it to work?

Posted: Fri Dec 29, 2006 12:44 pm
by Erind
Perhaps you only blocked inbound traffic?

Posted: Fri Dec 29, 2006 6:11 pm
by Firewrath
the damn thing blocks my IM all the time cause im too lazy to add the IPs to the allow list, :P

in the rules file, if you open it in a txt editor,
blocking port 80 should look like this:

Code: Select all

thats blocking all traffic on port 80,
with no logging, and its called 'Test' :P

adding the rule, itd be,
name: Test
all IP,s
local&remote port: 80
and no check in the log box,

if that dont work,
idk what to tell you, O_o
another firewall could be over riding it, or your using something that somehow bypasses your firewall, or port redirection? idk, -_-

AS3 Firewall - kind-a-portable

Posted: Fri Oct 05, 2007 12:51 pm
by stenevang
Olof wrote:AS3 Looked really nice, capturing the reg-keys is not a problem
But this is:

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\AS3 Personal Firewall\v1.5.1]
"RuleFile"="C:\\Documents and Settings\\Olof\\Desktop\\AS3 Personal Firewall Portable\\Files\\Normal.rlsp"

If i try to enter just Normal.rlsp it doesnt work, it isnt using a realtive path :(

If anyone knows a solution it would be great, would love to have this as a portable application.

AS3 does indeed add a number of registrey keys when run, namely the following:

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\AS3 Personal Firewall\v.2.0]

Since the firewall rules are saved in a file in the application folder, and since the application updates the search path to this file to the registry upon launch, that does not matter so much. So for example, if you run AS3 from a USB device that gets the drive letter E: the first time, and the drive letter G: the next, the path for the rules file in the registrey will update accordingly. However, this is not the case for the key specifying the path to the logfile repository. This path is set in the application, as an absolute path. Regardless of what drive letter your USB device got this time, the application will still try to save log files to the path that you set in the app. That path will also be put in the registry key.

But, if you can live with either A) Editing the log folder path as set in the app, or B) skip having log files written, plus C) leaving registry keys behind on each computer where it is run, then AS3 will run and do its job from one computer to another, without tweaking, regardless of current drive letter.

Posted: Fri Oct 05, 2007 10:34 pm
by Firewrath
well AS3 also works with JPE registry redirection,

And, ive Never had AS3 on any of my comps actually save a log file,
annoys me to no end at times, -_-
...and yes, the path is pointed at where it have it on my hardrive, :P

Posted: Sun Oct 07, 2007 7:19 am
by portackager
I installed this AS3 firewall via Sandboxie, and copied all the files to my desktop, I ran it from jauntpe and it always says "Path not found." even After I modified the registry file that jauntpe made with the fullpaths to the files. Any ideas?

Posted: Wed Oct 17, 2007 8:47 pm
by Firewrath
wierd, i tryed this and it didnt work for me at first either,
try it with the JPE 1.5.dll,
i got it to work using that and the JPE wizard by crownixx,
idk if that had anything to do with it, but i used it since i was creating the stuff alot and it worked, so yeah, ;)

but its wierd cause i was running it off my USB stick as a child app that JPE caught and it worked fine before with like 1.1 or 1.2 or something, O_o

Portable Firewall

Posted: Mon Aug 20, 2012 8:19 am
by loin2kolpotoru
I have searched on the Internet for a portable firewall
but there was not much success, i found only one program which
worked somewhat that is X-DcFirewall which is opensource as well
but there is a problem with DcFirewall that the longer it
runs the more system becomes sulligish i think it has some
memory problem, can someone fix this problem.

DcFirewall can be could here -

And if that is not possible can someone tell whish are the
best portable firewall.

Re: Portable Firewall

Posted: Mon Aug 20, 2012 3:24 pm
by webfork
I've been looking for a portable firewall solution since I got started on the site. I think Magibon points out why we don't have one, but it seems like such a thing would be possible via a local proxy or something similar. The only possibility I've seen lately is a front-end for the Win 7 firewall settings configuration mentioned by Klon

The closest thing in the database would probably be PeerBlock or turning up Window's security settings using XPY or XP-AntiSpy.

Re: Portable Firewall

Posted: Sat Aug 25, 2012 8:57 pm
by copc
Portable firewall: