A firewall is a piece of software that controls what connections can be made to and from a network.

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Control communication flow between devices on a network

For simplicity, let's say my network looks like this: [Internet/Modem] | [Standard home wi-fi Router] | [Windows/Mac PCs] ...
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IPTABLES NAT port forwarding

I'm trying to setup a Linux box to act as a very simple 2 NIC router. I've read over the instructions on the bot Archlinux and Gentoo wikis and gotten the same result, masquerading works but not port ...
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Recommended protection from inbound traffic and set up of 3 vlans on home network [closed]

There are so many questions out there on this topic without the answer I'm looking for. They talk about basics like WPA2 and how to get neighbors to stop using their Wi-Fi.... Perhaps I don't know the ...
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How can I configure my firewall to block Abobe Illustrator CC 2014 updates on Windows 7?

I have a very simple question. How can I configure my firewall to block Abobe Illustrator CC 2014 updates on Windows 7? I would like to do this properly. Thanks.
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Trouble with last DROP rule in iptables

Let's say I want four ports to be opened for any incoming packets so I made this ruleset: #> iptables -L -v Chain INPUT (policy ACCEPT 20 packets, 1190 bytes) pkts bytes target prot opt in ...
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iptables do not block all traffic i want to mysql port

Need to block all incoming traffic to port 3306 but two ranges. The thing is I can connect from other ranges anyway!. Think my drop rule is ok. Why is this? ]# iptables-save # Generated by ...
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What is a stateful firewall and how does it work? [closed]

Could someone, please, explain what a statefull firewall is and how it works? Also, it would be helpful if you can compare it to a stateless firewall.
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firewall blocks connection even though allowed

i am unable to make any connections whatsoever to my windows 7 machine from another machine on my network. when i turn the firewall off, i am suddenly able to make these connections. one such ...
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Telnet cannot connect to localhost on port 23

I am using bat file assigned with vbs script to change router configuration every 15 minutes through the day through telnet commands. It works as supposed for a while then it shows this message "Could ...
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Open firewall port on Mac OS X

I need to open port 8181 on my Mac OS X. On Linux, I would do: iptables -t filter -A INPUT -p tcp --dport 1664 -j ACCEPT iptables -t filter -A OUTPUT -p tcp --dport 1664 -j ACCEPT How do I do this ...
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License Manager for Matlab is unable to connect to the license server. License Manager Error 96

I am using Matlab R2014a. The license has been provided by the college. As soon as I launch the software, I get a following error message. I tried to ping the server addresses, and the were ...
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How does a firewall contribute in mitigating IP spoofing attacks?

I understand that you can implement a firewall to only allow access to a server from specific IP addresses, but can't people fake the source IP address in a TCP packet? How does this actually stop ...
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Lync keeps dropping because of D-Link DIR-601 router. How to configure firewall to fix this?

I saw this article, and it's exactly my problem, but my settings are a bit different and nothing seems to have fixed it so far. Why does my D-Link Router keeps dropping my Outlook and Lync ...
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Limit Netgear Nighthawk AC1750 to given WAN IPs

I have a Netgear Nighthawk AC1750 router, and have SSH, HTTP, and several other ports forwarded to a server. It is not for public use, and will only be accessed by me. I've recently had 60,000 hits ...
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Windows NTP Client Not Syncing with my ESXi NTP Server

I have an ESXi 5.1 server configured as a NTP server and a local Windows Server 2008 R2 PC that aren't syncing. I've read that whenever an ESXi server is run as a client, it also acts as a server, so ...
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iptables on debian blocking git pull, http api requests etc

I am using IPTables on an API server to block all incoming traffic except for SSH, HTTP and HTTPS. I need to have full access on the loopback interface to run beanstalkd amongst other things, and need ...
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Should I allow or deny helpd file to establish connection in my Firewall on Mac OSX 10.8.5?

As in the subject line. Should I allow or deny helpd file to establish connection in my Firewall on Mac OSX 10.8.5? I would appreciate answer to that and more elaborate answer what exactly "helpd" ...
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How to whitelist (Windows Firewall) a program using the Java runtime?

I am using Windows Firewall on a Windows 7 laptop to block outgoing connections by default. I want to allow SurveyCTO, which requires Java, to sync with a remote server. Even with "Allow" rules for ...
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Making a server “read only” except for me (what the inbound/outbound rules mean)

I have an ec2 instance. It will start a webserver, and my public ip is myip. I ssh into my machine. What should incoming and outgoing rules? Why? I want only my ip to be able to change things on the ...
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Database showing a list of current vulnerabilities?

I have been recently building my own firewall, but I was wondering is there a website or database which lists majority of the known vulnerabilities so I could obviously update my firewall based on the ...
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vSphere Directpath NIC isolation

I am building an home server, and I am planning to use VMWare vSphere to create multiple OS that will have precise tasks on the server. On the server, I'd like to have a firewall-antivirus using ...
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Can't telnet to port 3389 on computer on same network

I have two Windows 8.1 pro computers on the same network using the same FIOS router. On the first computer, I can telnet to localhost 3389. On the second computer, I can't telnet to the first's IP ...
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Isolate computer network card from main OS

I am starting a project with my old computer, planning to make it into an economic multifunction server, but I am new to networking, servers, virtualization and firewall-Antivirus-Anti-spam software. ...
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How can I block ads on Windows 8.1 Book Reader? [closed]

When I read epub books using Windows 8.1 Book Reader, I see ads at the bottom of the screen. I have tried to change settings in the default firewall included with Windows to no avail. I downloaded ...
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Can you add a proxy exception with an exception?

Is there a way to add an proxy exception with somewhat of a case match so to speak? so say I want to allow all https, I would use: https://* but I dont want it to apply to https://testsite.com ...
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Turning off windows firewall

I did the most idiotic thing I can think off: created a firewall rule for a windows azure VPS to block all incoming traffic, on all ports. Now I can't access the VPS, obviously. Any idea how to ...
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My router bypass the DNS servers I manually entered

I wanted to change the default DNS so as to use OpenDNS ones. I went to the router (192.168.0.1) and then put the DNS adress of OpenDNS in the WAN connection settings. It works and my computer ...
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iptable definitions for routing and defence

I'm attempting to configure a firewall on my laptop that allows for routing. The main trick is, I don't want to allow for connections to be made that do not fall under the ESTABLISHED,RELATED ...
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browsing difficulties airline websites blocked

I am having problems connectiong to various airline websites. Problem is only on my desktop and not on a laptop which connects to the same router. Problem is irrespective of browser - ...
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Trying to configure iptables on Slackware 10

I am trying to configure iptables on a Slackware 10 machine. This Slackware version is required in my class - so I cannot upgrade it. After compiling it, I want to configure iptables - however, it ...
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Windows Firewall blocking broadcast messages, can't get it to allow

I am in the 11th hour and desperately need help figuring out what is going on. We have a game server that is broadcasting updates over 255.255.255.255 to our wireless devices. The messages are ...
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Re-connect to corporate firewall

When I power on my PC, the default internet browser open the page: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=219472&clcid=0x409 then I have to enter my credentials to access internet. Every time, I ...
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My Juniper SRX System-Retry-Options not works, Why?

I have a Juniper-SRX and I want to configure its System-Retry-Options in a way that after 5 unsuccessful attempts to logins for a particular username the device gets locked for the user for 4 ...
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Would using a public IP address range on a private LAN cause issues?

A client are having problems with their internet connection. Pings 3 or 4 times then times out for a minute or so. The ISP have taken a look at said they can get a connection just fine to the Cisco ...
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Set a max for number of failed password log in attempts in juniper srx

Normally my Juniper-SRX doesn't delimit number of failed log in attempts. I want to know if is there any way to change settings in a way that after for example 3 failed attempt, that user locked for ...
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Netsh firewall: allow a port just for a single interface

In Win7 with netsh I would like to allow a listening port only on a single interface and block it on all the other interfaces. With the GUI this is possible using the "Protected Network ...
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Firewalling VirtualBox: restrict host inbound connections to guests only

I have Windows7 + Cygwin and VirtualBox. I would open a listening port on the host accepting only inbound connections from the VMs. Note: In many case the server services running on the host can be ...
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Open ports for Age of empires in ubuntu router using iptables

The purpose of this question is to learn how to correctly use iptables. As I am currently living in the dormitories in the University and I am using a small netbook as a router to provide wifi in my ...
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Linux blocks my ports, how to unblock it?

I use Centos 7. I disabled iptables: sudo service iptables stop sudo chkconfig iptables off I also disbaled SeLinux: $sestatus SELinux status: disabled But ports are bolcked. ...
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Set block time with iptables

I have the following rules in ufw, for iptables: -A ufw-user-input -p tcp --dport 80 -m state --state NEW -m recent --set -A ufw-user-input -p tcp --dport 80 -m state --state NEW -m recent --update ...
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How to ban thousands of IP addresses on 2008 Server

I'm trying to block the Tor Project network from my webserver as many spam/malicous scripts are using it to flood my API. I've tried almost every method possible it seems there is NO WAY to append ...
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No internet through OpenVPN

I am having trouble with my OpenVPN setup. I have a Linode box with an OpenVPN server installed on it and I managed to get Tunnelblick to establish a vpn connection from my mac. I followed this guide ...
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OpenShift Origin: isolating application containers from local network

My network with OpenShift Origin is setup like this: A firewall running pfSense (172.16.0.1 + external IP) A ProCurve J9029A switch (if that helps...) An Ubuntu-based Virtualbox hypervisor ...
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How to catch a tcp packet in windows?

I've got Windows 2003 server and i see in my firewall logs some denied tcp packets: about 1-5 per hour. It looks like that: 18:20:37 tcp 192.168.xx.y(4994) -> 104.28.25.67(80), 1 packet 18:39:15 ...
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If my firewall is switched off,what else could be blocking access to mysql?

I want to have remote access to my mysql server but when i telnet my server from my computer i get this C:\Users\USER>telnet 197.000.0.00 3306 Connecting To 197.000.0.00...Could not open ...
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M0n0wall Firewall Not Allow Traffic from Different Networks

I have a fairly simple home network set up. First off I have a VMware ESXi server running some VMs. I have an Extreme Networks x250e-48t switch doing all of my routing between the several VLANs I ...
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How to whitelist which programs can access the internet

I'm sure its been posted somewhere, but I cant find it anywhere. I am running a Windows 7, and preferably would like to use Windows Firewall, but any other firewalls that will do the job will be ...
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Block all IP except few in Windows Firewall [closed]

Multiple windows firewall rules are ANDed together or ORed? Background: I have a SQL database server running on a public cloud virtual machine. I have configured allow connection inbound rule in ...
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How Do I Block a Host by ASN? Example - AS16276

There are a handful of especially toxic hosts out there. There is no reason we need to allow any of their IP's access to our servers. Is there a way we can block them using their ASN or other global ...
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How to access the setup wizard on Sonicwall TZ 100 firewall

I am trying to setup a TZ 100 firewall. I am following these instructions and I have attempted to follow these instructions: "Connect your computer to the LAN (X0) port on the SonicWALL. Connect an ...