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Leak test failure with Linksys WRT54GL router/firewall

Posted on 2011-02-17
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I used both Steve Gibson's  PCFlank.com's leak test utilities to test a setup with a mix of Windows computers behind a Linksys WRT54GL router.  The system failed both tests.  

My question:  is this appliance even capable of stopping outbound leaks?  If no, are there any consumer/small-office grade appliances that can do this job?

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It looks to me that this is a test for software firewalls installed on your system. Not networking firewalls. Just tested the pcflank with my ASA and it is leaky.
Why, because network firewalls by default permit all outgoing traffic regardless if it is initated by a user clicking, a program connecting or malware bugging.

Ensure that your PC's personal firewall can not be easily fooled by malicious "Trojan" programs or viruses
As by Steve Gibson. These things only test personal firewalls installed on your own system, not router/gateway/firewalls connected to your network.
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