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Novell Client Firewall 2.0.3
June 02, 2004


1.0 Introduction

2.0 Platform Support

3.0 Defect Fixes

4.0 Known Issues

5.0 Contact Information

6.0 Legal Notices


1.0 Introduction

This document provides a brief overview of the
features related information for Novell Client
Firewall (NCF). It also provides a brief overview of
the known issues with this release.

NCF allows you to:

- Protect your system from unauthorized intruders
- Protect remote users, their machines and the
private network from threats on the public Internet
- Monitor network security
- Monitor and control Internet usage
- Block Internet advertisements and pop-ups


No lengthy configuration is needed. NCF starts
protecting your network as soon as it is installed.


2.0 Platform Support

- Windows 2000 Professional
- Windows XP
- Windows XP Home Edition
- Windows NT, Service Pack 6
- Windows Me


3.0 Defect Fixes

- Some secure https:// sites were not accessible when
redirected from a non-secure http:// site. This
issue has been fixed.
- In case of error, user intervention is no more
required to repair or delete log database.
- Accessing sites with VB/Java scripts enabled has
become faster.
- You can control the size of log file op_data.mdb.
(The previous versions did not have a limit on the
log database size).
By default, the database size is 5 MB and is
verified once every hour. You can change these
default settings in the op_data.ini file residing
in the NCF installation folder. To change the
defaults, open the op_data.ini file. In the Cleaner
section, change the database size in MaxDbSize and
the frequency in ShedulerFrequencyValue. The
default time unit in ShedulerFrequencyPeriod is
hour. This can be changed to second, minute, day,
or month.
- The security vulnerabilities allowing elevated
system privileges to the user have been fixed.


4.0 Known Issues

- The Novell Client Firewall Log Viewer (if open)
automatically exits during the database compaction.
- Attachments Filter detects only attachments for
E-mail clients supporting SMTP and POP3.
- If your system fails to communicate with the
network (for example, ping or network login fails),
check if this is NCF related. Verify if the NCF.exe
is listed in the Process tab of Task Manager while
the NCF icon is missing in the system tray. If so,
an error might have occurred during NCF startup.
Restart NCF to solve this problem.


Issues Related to Windows NT

- While installing NCF, if you see messages titled
'Overwrite Protection' or 'Error Executing the
Specified Program', note the path displayed in the
error message and delete all files (in the
directory) mentioned in the path.
After that, restart the installation.
- If Auto-configuration of network settings fail, you
have to manually add network or host address.
- In case Windows FTP client is not working in spite
of an application rule being present, add a system
rule similar to the existing application rule.
For any other application facing similar problem,
create a system rule.


5.0 Contact Information

- You can send your feedback to the following e-mail
address:
- nbm@novell.com


6.0 Legal Notices

Novell, Inc. makes no representations or warranties
with respect to the contents or use of this
documentation, and specifically disclaims any express
or implied warranties of merchantability or fitness
for any particular purpose. Further, Novell, Inc.
reserves the right to revise this publication and to
make changes to its content, at any time, without
obligation to notify any person or entity of such
revisions or changes.

Further, Novell, Inc. makes no representations or
warranties with respect to any software, and
specifically disclaims any express or implied
warranties of merchantability or fitness for any
particular purpose. Further, Novell, Inc. reserves the
right to make changes to any and all parts of Novell
software, at any time, without any obligation to
notify any person or entity of such changes.


You may not export or re-export this product in
violation of any applicable laws or regulations
including, without limitation, U.S. export regulations
or the laws of the country in which you reside.


Copyright 2004 Novell, Inc. Portions Copyright (C)
1999-2003 Agnitum Ltd. All rights reserved. No part of
this publication may be reproduced, photocopied,
stored on a retrieval system, or transmitted without
the express written consent of the publisher.


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