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On my windows box I only need one port open, so I can open a socket connection to an AIR app and retrieve some status data occasionally. This is the only outside connection need.

How can I do this on windows 7, and secure it?

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Open up the Advanced Firewall settings in Windows Firewall, highlight all active inbound rules and hit Disable Rule on the right pane. Now right-click on inbound rules and select New Rule. Follow the prompts to create a rule for your Adobe AIR app.

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Great thanks for your help! screen shots really appreciated! –  davivid Jun 30 '11 at 15:59
    
@davivid you are more than welcome :) –  John T Jun 30 '11 at 16:02

Could you not just configure the firewall to block all connections apart from the port you specify?

Go into Windows firewall -> Advanced and from there you can create new inbound and outbound rules blocking ports. Simply block all apart from the one you require.

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Yeah I guess so, just hadn't done this sort of thing before. Thanks! –  davivid Jun 30 '11 at 16:00

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