View Full Version : System firewalls - comparison, tests...?

06-09-08, 05:22 AM

I'm writing a final work to receive the Master of Science title at AGH
- University of Science and Technology, Cracow, Poland. I'm writing
about security provided by operating system build-in firewalls. Do you
know (or have)
some materials about system firewalls comparison? I'm especially
interested in complex tests of the

The list of firewalls I'm planning to write about:
- Windows XP SP2 Firewall
- Windows Vista Firewall
- Mac OS X Leopard Firewall
- Linux iptables
- BSD IPFilter and/or ipfirewall

The internet is full of studies and comparisons (like "Firewall
Chellenge" on Matousec.com) but I don't know any of the
cross-platform firewall tests...

Thank you in advance,
Piotr Knapik