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Author Topic: Echolink Secure system?  (Read 537 times)
KG4LMU
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« on: July 29, 2002, 10:38:53 PM »

I have been approached over the last few days by several hams concering the security in ones computer while using echolink. As I am not that knowledgable about the system all comments to this subject would be greatly appreciated.
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« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2002, 02:02:17 PM »

A PC connected to the internet is only as secure as it's firewall. EchoLink or not, if you're not running a firewall, you could be in for a lot of trouble. I have nothing but good things to say about ZoneAlarm(http://www.zonealarm.com). There is a free version that you can download from their site. Virus protection software is also a must these days.

My EchoLink station is running on its own, dedicated PC. Nothing is installed except Win98SE and EchoLink (along with firewall and virus protection). If a hacker gets in, he won't get much.

Hope this helps!

Bill - KB3GUN
EchoLink Node 23115
Somerset, PA
EchoLink Forums: http://www.swronline.com
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KG4LMU
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« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2002, 01:03:56 AM »

Actually Bill I have a Game machine that doesnt do anything but play games then I have a real old compaq that I run strictly VOIP software with local dial usually 3 differant application and run smoothly hold nets and everything no problem
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« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2002, 01:25:45 AM »

How did you setup Zonealarm to work for Echolink? I'm thinking about getting it. I'm just curious to how easy it would be.
Thanks,
Dino
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VE3RHO
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« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2002, 08:09:53 AM »

I just installed EchoLink on my PC. I had no trouble configuring my router to allow UDP and TCP packets through to my PC, but do I have to drop the Internet Security level to allow the unsolicited packets through to my PC?
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