I’ve used Windows Firewall for my whole life but I’m curious if anyone has any recommendations for a solid FOSS replacement. I do still use Windows on one of my systems on a daily basis but I always try to replace as much as possible with FOSS alternatives.

Any suggestions for a good FOSS alternative for Windows Firewall (and not at the router level)?

No, “just use Linux” is not a suggestion. I already do use Linux, but there are some things I do have to use Windows for.

  • Dark Arc@social.packetloss.gg
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    1 month ago

    If you’re going to use Windows … just use Windows firewall. There’s no real reason that I can think of anyways to replace that one component with something FOSS.

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      1 month ago

      I suppose there’s not really a crucial reason but I just like to do so when I can. More peace of mind that way.

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        1 month ago

        AFAIK, Windows firewall is perfectly fine, usable in commercial spaces, etc. You’re probably going to be getting into more “hobbyist” firewalls even if you do find one … and a firewall isn’t something you particularly want that with. You want something that’s well designed and well maintained.

        (I say this as a guy that has run Linux on basically everything for … over a decade)