I’m used to using the TrackerControl app on my phone. This application is convenient and multifunctional.

Is there something similar for windows?

    • Captain Beyond
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      14 months ago

      The built in firewall is proprietary, which is enough of a reason to prefer a free software alternative.

      • @[email protected]
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        44 months ago

        What’s the point? Any free software alternatives will still rely on the proprietary TCP/IP stack in Windows.

        • Captain Beyond
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          44 months ago

          The point of software freedom is, and has been for the last 40 years, the four freedoms. Replacing proprietary software with a free alternative is always worth it, in my opinion.

          Sure, ideally the entire operating system would be replaced with a free alternative, but not everyone is willing or able to make such a big change right out of the gate. Windows users deserve freedom, too. The FSF calls this “climbing the freedom ladder”.

  • @shalafi
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    14 months ago

    A firewall blocks in and outbound ports. Windows Advanced Firewall already does this.

    If you want more fine-grained control, look to your router. I use a Netgate pfSense rackmount appliance. You can do the same with an OpenSense or pfSense router running on a toaster.

    Be glad to help if you have questions!

    • @[email protected]OP
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      14 months ago

      Tell me, through which program can I install programs with the iso extension?

      PfSense has an iso extension. I tried the WindowsCE utility, but only achieved that the files contained in the iso are unpacked as a regular archive.

    • @[email protected]
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      44 months ago

      Pi-hole is great but is for dns and is easy to avoid if client change default dns. Simplewall is better for granularity in windows.