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"The fronting for the eighty-yard-long marble-topped bar had been made by stitching together nearly twenty thousand Antarean Mosaic Lizard skins, despite the fact that the twenty thousand lizards concerned had needed them to keep their insides in."

- The Book decribing Milliways' politically incorrect decor.
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