Posted: Mon 26 Jun 2017, 13:21 Post subject:
Has anyone created a Puppy version to be just a firewall?
That is to plug my primary computer connection through, and controlled by a version of Puppy that acts to block all connections not specifically approved.
A bit overwhelming as a lot of sites insist that they go all over the internet to acquire advertising, or perhaps to record what the user is doing.
I guess I am showing my ignorance. I think the basic firewalls, are limited compared to some of the pay for products. Like on my Apple OS X, I used a program called "Little Snitch," which starts with its own white list, and then requires that I authorize any other contact. Although I can alter "Little Snitches" original White List if I choose.
I was thinking that such a Firewall might prevent the "Intel Management Engine" from having its firmware changed, and prevent the computer from sending information anywhere that the user blocks.
Also thinking it would be interesting to have a program that can verify which firmware is actually installed by pulling a copy, and going through verification. Not just reading the header. I guess that is not a Firewall issue though. Just seems it is not worth its own post.
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