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3. Installation > 32. Work with Filtering Systems

Work with Filtering Systems

Keep your web experience neat and tidy by integrating properly with other Net watchers.

Security programs can interpose themselves between Firefox and the network; this is especially common in organizational environments. There are few such tools on Linux/Unix—where tools do exist, they are generally called firewalls or daemons— but they are common on Windows. This hack reports briefly on what works and what doesn’t.

In general, Firefox works with such tools well. There are many reports in the Mozilla community [Hack #97] about particular tools’ successes or failure, but here’s a summary: best practice requires that you have the latest minor version of your filtering tool installed if you want to interoperate with Firefox successfully.


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