O. Sinclair o.sinclair at
Wed Aug 29 13:45:00 UTC 2007

Derek Broughton wrote:
> O. Sinclair wrote:
>> Now you had me curious - as a matter of fact I have been using a local
>> smtp server myself. The problem is quite simply that Guarddog has not
>> defined the TLS "protocol" under Mail. This means trying to use the
>> with TLS and port 587 does not work as Guarddog does not
>> allow anything unless you tell it to.
> This is why I eventually gave up Guarddog.  I used it for years, but the
> supported protocols never increased noticeably, and I ended up with a more
> and more unwieldy set of advanced rules.  By that point, I might as well
> have been writing my own iptables rules.
I guess that depends on what you do - I mainly browse, mail and use 
Kopete plus LAN/SMB Netbios and I have no problems with those. I now 
added this "TLS" myself but I rather use a different smtp than gmail 
anyhow. As many have pointed out it can give you headaches on mail-lists 
as the mail you send does not show up for you unless you tinker with the 

That said I wish there was something that was a bit less complicated 
than KmyFirewall (not the "easy mode") but more intuitive than Guarddog. 
  Any suggestions are welcome!


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