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"A Jedi's strength flows from the Force."

- Yoda



Where will you go today?

"`What's been happening here?' he demanded.
`Oh just the nicest things, sir, just the nicest things.
can I sit on your lap please?'"
"`Colin, I am going to abandon you to your fate.'
`I'm so happy.'"
"`It will be very, very nasty for you, and that's just too bad. Got it?'
`I gurgle with pleasure.'"

- Ford and Colin the robot.
computers:firewalls:zentayal

zentayal

Has a lot of promise, but the community version was not useable.

Pros:

  • It had a great web interface that was simple to use.
  • Can make “events” that will spit off an email if something happens

Cons

  • Does not easily block unwanted apps. There is a way to do this, but one has to specify every single service that is allowed, rather than just groups.
  • Captive portal
    • Redirects SSL pages to bad certificate. Would have to buy a certificate, as many sites like google now are SSL. In short, it would scare the user.
    • Requires a second browser window to be open during browsing session. This window is also blocked by popup blockers, so the average user would have to re-login after a bit and get annoyed.
    • Wants a username and password, complicating things.
    • Can't customize page. Can't add a “Terms of Use”
  • Logging is an afterthought and hard to find, much less use.
    • No “current” traffic
    • Hidden from view under “Maintenance”
  • Filtering and Antivirus require a subscription.
  • Slow startup
computers/firewalls/zentayal.txt · Last modified: Dec 4, 2013 (5 years ago) by Matt Bagley