[Openswan Users] Problem with Norton Personal Firewall

Nate Carlson natecars at natecarlson.com
Wed Aug 11 09:30:08 CEST 2004

On Wed, 11 Aug 2004, Jimmy Hedman wrote:
> A customer likes to have a personal firewall on his computer and aimed
> for the Norton Personal Firewall since they run their antivirus. But it
> seems that NPF doesn't like ipsec, it gives me a "Invalid TCP header
> length" in the log. Has anyone solved this or is it impossible to use
> NPF and run ipsec? If it's impossible, what personal firewall should i
> recommend?

Unfortunately, I have had problems with most personal firewall software
that I have tried.  :( I've heard reports of ZoneAlarm working, but
haven't tried it myself. The firewall built into WinXP SP1 always seemed
to break it for me; I will have to try the new firewall in SP2 and see
what happens.

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