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This guide is intended to help those new to firewalls and or computers learn how to use Outpost. Where possible I have tried to provide descriptions and examples as well as pictures. It's not a technical document on firewalls, some descriptions of how things work are very simplistic, and are not intended as a definitive guide to ports and services. There are a simple as I can make them because this guide is for people who don't want to spend all there time learning complex stuff they don't really want to know to much about, they just want to be safer and more secure on the Internet. It's for people who want to learn more about Outpost without becoming a Net Nerd.

For me it's an excise in design, there is a lot of information that needs to be presented and it needs to be as readable and accessible as possible. The new look for this site uses Cookies and JavaScript - while not required they do help to enhance this sites use and help break down all that information in to a more accessible form. One of the reasons for making this guide was my own annoyance at not finding a site aimed at normal people that explained in an easily understandable way about using a firewall. Firewalls are complex things, but using them doesn't have to be, that's one of the reasons I like Outpost - it's really easy to use for the newbie but with tremendous scope for customization for those who want more.

Thanks to:

Mikhail, Danil, and everyone else at Agnitum for making Outpost. Brok, cosmos, chrisclu, David, Diniska, Dmut, Dr. Bob, Geoff, grey ghost, Lithp, Mark, Markus, MegaHertz, Meneer, mindsigh, muchod, Pokinpo, Rich S, Rook, root, sig, v profiler, Watchman, Winyl, and WizzOzz.

The following sources were utilized in the making of this guide:

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Books

  • Laudon, K. C. and Traver C. G. (2002). E-commerce: business, technology, society. USA: Addison Wesley
  • Treese, G. W. and Stewart L. C. (1998). Designing systems for Internet commerce. USA: Addison Wesley
  • Lawrence, E., Corbit, B., Tidwell, A., Fisher, J., & Lawrence J.R. (1998). Internet commerce: digital models for business. Singapore: Wiley
  • Stallings, W. (1997). Local and metropolitan area networks. USA: Macmillan.

Television

  • Inside the Internet television programme from the Computers Don't Bite television series by the BBC (1997).

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This is an unofficial guide, the information expressed here may differ from Agnitum's. There is a support forum (no longer run by Agnitum, but by users) if you need more help this is a good place to start. Where information here conflicts with what Agnitum have told you always go with the information given to you by Agnitum.

 

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