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Site Specific / Yahoo search page problem
« on: December 23, 2001, 05:14:32 PM »
Which filter set are you using?

Community Discussions (Non-Forum Related) / Archive of mailing list
« on: December 23, 2001, 04:59:50 PM »
Nice looking script, I'll have to give it a go.

Community Discussions (Non-Forum Related) / Which Firewall
« on: December 21, 2001, 02:12:59 AM »
I would unsubscribe from that mailing list for a couple reasons.  First, based on this comment:

"So, there are 655536 possible ports. And you only have one IP address externally. But most internal users will only use 5-10 actual outgoing ports."

That is impossible.  If you check here: , you will see that the port list goes up to 65535.  But, since there is UDP and TCP, that doubles the ports, so 65535 x 2 = 131070.  Clearly, a few hundred thousand less than what your security mail list is claiming to exist.

Another problem with that quote is that "internal users will only use 5-10 actual outgoing ports."  Again, don't know where that came from, but anyone who knows anything about the TCP/IP protocol suite knows of the ephemeral ports.  Everytime a client like IE accesses the Net or anything internal for that matter, it uses a new unique port number, and they fly by very quickly.

Another issue I have is with this quote:

"Well, as you probably know, NAT (Network Address Translation) is the idea of one internal address to one external address, or one to one.

PAT is the idea of One to Many, ergo many internal addresses to one external address."

That is the newest definition I have seen, and it is off base.  NAT doesn't do a one-to-one correspondence, it does a one-to-many. One Public IP to many Internal IPs.

"3. If you have a significant number of users going out, you will eventually run out of ports. This is why you want a firewall that has very good scavenging."

Now that is the FIRST time I've ever seen a comment like that.  And they don't even offer evidence or more explanation.

Don't know Seamus, but if he wrote that post, he is WAY off base.

Community Discussions (Non-Forum Related) / Which Firewall
« on: December 16, 2001, 06:21:08 PM »
First, I can't believe this BB runs in an MS environment.  Great damn job  ( I know I keep repeating myself ) Arne!

Ok, I use ZAP, but as a companion with my Linksys BEFSR41.  I take advantage of the ZAP authentication that the Linksys provides.  This adds another ring of security.  So if ZAP ever went down, Linksys would see the handshake is lost and therefore shut down that PC's access to the Net.

Also, I'll be getting the BEFSR41X when it comes out.  This appliance actually acts comes closer to true "firewall"hood than the BEFSR41 does.

Community Discussions (Non-Forum Related) / Hey
« on: December 16, 2001, 06:17:14 PM »
Shortly after that post Arne, I was unable to get on for quite some time.  Cj and I were exchanging emails wondering what happened.

I'm back now, and I was banned again.  This entry is in my alias list:

arne/      $JUMP(

And that's what I use when I get banned.  Didn't start happening until a month or so ago.  There is a "banned" file that comes up, I just remove it and reload.

Configuration Files / Beta 1.99 Now Available
« on: December 16, 2001, 06:13:36 PM »
Available now from .


[2001.12.16] - Release 1.99 Beta

- Found that the following group of filters: 1) kill pop up windows, 2) Stop Javascript Redirects, 3) Kill Nosey Javascripts and 4) Block scripts (not .js files) [Caution: Site may not function] when enabled do not allow the following single filter to work properly: Smart pop-up windows killer.  Ran some prelimary tests of some notorious sites and disabling those four filters do not cause any ill effects.  They will be disabled now so the single one can fully function.

- The following header filters were removed due to duplication: 1) Key = "Content-Type: Text/Plain - *.EML", 2) Key = "Content-Type: Text/Plain - *.XML", 3) Key = "Content-Type: Text/Plain - *.XSL", 4) Key = "URL: Enable
local file shortcut -CIV (OUT) [x.D../PATH/FILENAME]", 5) Key = "User-Agent: Lynx 2.8 (out) ", 6) Key = "User-Agent: Netscape BEOS (out) ", 7) Key = "User-Agent: Netscape Linux (out) ", 8) Key = "User-Agent: Netscape Mac 68k (out) ", and 9) Key = "User-Agent: Opera 5.02 (out) ".

- The complete header filter online documentation is up and running at  Next phase it to get the massive web filter set online, while cleaning house as I did for the header filter set.

- Added "" to ZXList.txt.

- Added "htmlpageedit.js" for "just in case", as well as "htmlviewsrc.css".

- As of this release, there exist two package distributions... a full package release keeping the same title convention and a minimal package release that will be have the same naming convention as the full release except "m" will be added to "zx".  Hence, this particular release will have two files:

Full Release:
Minimal Release:

The inner file will also have a counterpart:

Full Release:
Minimal Release:

- "htmlWindowOpen.js" was updated.


- Added two new header filters from:

- Header Filter "Content-Type: Filter .eml/.xml/.xsl will be activated, and the corresponding duped "Content-Type: Text/Plain - *.EML, *.XML, and *.XSL" (three header filters) will be removed.


- New online help files are work in progress for the header and web filters found


- Removed "*" and "*" from the Bypass list.txt file.  Since more people are using these files now, they may not necessarily be using those sites.


- Apparently not many use Windowsupdate from Microsoft, but Al from this post quoted: does.  I found the problem, a new URL needed to be placed in the bypass list:, so now it is in there and ready for the next release.


[2001.12.16] - Release 1.99 Beta
MD5 ( = 5c1759a606c33a61733e6c11ceede4c9
MD5 ( = 10cdda7825fee28b2e8a4a0ad3fc8288

Community Discussions (Non-Forum Related) / Hey
« on: December 10, 2001, 05:12:05 AM »
Hey Arne.. past week or so I've been having issues getting in.  I'm getting banned in the URL line and such.

Configuration Files / Arne: Proxomitron Zhen-Xjell Default.CFG 1.96 Beta
« on: November 30, 2001, 11:17:23 PM »
Zhen-Xjell Configuration Files Changelog for use by Scott R. Lemmon's Proxomitron.

[2001.11.30] - Release 1.96 Beta

- Finished testing the new filters.  Please note the filter set for "Pre-Super-Opener" is still in beta by the author.  However, this filter set seems to be quite stable.


- Removed Web Filter: Open IE Links in Same Browser, same as Pop-Ups target="blank" filter.

- Added new filter set: 1) Head ~ Style - Pre-Super-Opener - Create id style (B), 2) Links - BETA 34i - SUPER-OPENER, and 3) Tags ~ Remove temporary proxomitron comment tags from this link:  Currently, the Pop-ups target="blank" filter needs to be disabled for this new filter set to work right.  Perhaps it is simply a positioning of the filters, which I haven't tried yet.  This filter set uses CSS to create a dotted box around the right edge of any link.  Clicking in that dotted red box over the hyperlink causes the link to open in a new browser window.  This filter set is in "beta" right now by the author.

- Updated "Convert Relative Path to Full URL" filter based on this post:

- Added another new filter set: 1)"Opt 1) TITLE - Snip Excess" and 2)"Opt 2) TITLE - Add Indicator, Snip Excess" from this post:

- Added another new filter from this post:, called "ECTaco On-line word translator".  The filter writes itself at the bottom of the web page.

- Added web filter: BASE16 to ASCII, from this post:  ListsNoCon.txt file and listname have been added.

- Un-Prefix filters (two of them) have been de-activated and are candidates for removal thanks to the following set of filter add-ins: - 1) "Multi URL Untangler" and 2) "Bypass redirects in links".  HTMLDirect.gif and HTMLDirect2.gif have been added.

- Removed all remote proxies that are not working properly.


Community Discussions (Non-Forum Related) / Multiproxy
« on: November 29, 2001, 10:24:50 PM »
That's an interesting combination.  Have you made your remote proxy list available for download?  I want to try this out too.

Community Discussions (Non-Forum Related) / Hey
« on: November 29, 2001, 10:22:22 PM »
Hey now.. yes you did a lot.  We have this board as exhibit #1, Arne Scroller exhibit #2... shall I continue?

Community Discussions (Non-Forum Related) / Hey
« on: November 29, 2001, 10:21:46 PM »
Hey now.. yes you did a lot.  We have this board as exhibit #1, Arne Scroller exhibit #2... shall I continue?

Community Discussions (Non-Forum Related) / Hey
« on: November 29, 2001, 04:39:33 PM »
I have to thank Arne for his inspiration and dedication.  Because of what he does here I decided to make things easier for everyone by putting a little more time on my end.

Thanks Arne.

Community Discussions (Non-Forum Related) / Hey
« on: November 29, 2001, 02:43:37 AM »
The next beta release of my files are out and available here: .

In the meantime, since I try to be security conscious at home, now I should be doing the same with the files I prepare. Hence, there are two zip files, one inside the other. The inner zip has been "Secured" by there means:

-MD5 Hash
-PGP Detached Signature (Use PGP)
-PGP Armored File (Use GPG)

Of course, none of these are required to open the file and start using the default.cfg. I added those security precautions for those that care for them, "signing" that the files are from me and haven't been modified by anyone.

Some extra files added to the inner zip file:

-Also contains the entire "base" load, so no one needs to run around for them anymore.

In a nutshell, this release ditches the old useless Hotmail filters and is now armed with new useful ones. Also some more code cleanup in HTML and Blockfiles.

Community Discussions (Non-Forum Related) / Hey
« on: November 29, 2001, 01:40:36 AM »
Forums looking great Arne...

Community Discussions (Non-Forum Related) / Imici
« on: August 21, 2001, 05:01:07 AM »
So many choices... ;)

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