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How can I disable network connectivity to a particular port or IP address on Windows?

If my Windows client tries to connect to a server with this IP address, I want it to fail the connection immediately rather than wait for a timeout period.

Any suggestions?

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Which version of Windows are you using? –  Hand-E-Food Sep 15 '11 at 6:45
    
Plz elaborate.. It is not clear whether you wish to do it on the windows machine itself or remotely? –  venomrld Sep 15 '11 at 6:54
    
Windows XP and Windows 7 –  user4932 Sep 15 '11 at 7:09
    
Ideally on the remote server or network device that is between all the windows client computers to the server. Or if that is not possible locally on client windows computer. –  user4932 Sep 15 '11 at 7:10
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Configure your firewall to block access to that IP address.

In Windows 7:

  1. Open Control Panel, Windows Firewall.
  2. On the left, press Advanced settings.
  3. On the left, select Outbound Rules.
  4. On the right, press New Rule...
  5. Select Custom and press Next.
  6. Select All programs and press Next.
  7. Select Protocol type: Any and press Next.
  8. Under Which remote IP addresses does this rule apply to, select These IP addresses and press Add...
  9. Select This IP address or subnet, type the IP address and press OK.
  10. Press Next.
  11. Select Block the connection and press Next.
  12. Tick Domain, Private and Public and press Next.
  13. Type a name and description for this rule and press Finish.

You may want to make an inbound rule with the same properties if you're concerned about the server contacting you.

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