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

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Can the Snow Leopard firewall remember my choices?

I have the Snow Leopard firewall switched on. Every now and then, it asks if I'd like to allow or deny network connections for an app. I make a choice, and every time I open the app it asks me again. ...
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How to remove a virus that trigger the internet explorer every some minutes?

Some days ago, I got a file in Windows Live Messenger by an account of my friend, I thought it was a normal file because he normally sent me some files as well. But this time, I had no luck, he got ...
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How do I find out if I am behind a firewall?

OK, so I live in an apartment that offers me internet, but I have no idea through who, or what type. It is pretty dang fast, thats all I know. I have all of my computers running through my router, ...
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Can't seem to allow incoming connections on a specific port, Mac OS X 10.6.1

I want to be able to allow incoming connections on a specific port regardless of the program currently running. This is mainly so I can temporarily let users from other machines access ruby on ...
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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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A tool which can in single click block all apps from using internet?

I will bring my laptop to my vacations and connect to the net via my mobile phone. the mobile transfer limit is limited to 200MB and I do not want to deplete it in one day. I basically want that I ...
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iptables: Allow only HTTP access for web browsing

Have a linux box, want it locked down but just be able to surf internet on it. Why is this script blocking http too? #!/bin/sh # # iptables -F # #Set default policies for INPUT, FORWARD and OUTPUT ...
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OSX Lion, open a local port so people on my network can access it

I'm running django's simple HTTP server (using python manage.py runserver). It's currently running on port 8000. How can I open a port on my macbook and allow network traffic to visit my host on ...
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How to I allow outside access to port 8080?

I'm trying to add a rule to my router to allow outside access of a web app running on one of my computers on port 8080. When creating a rule, my router (actionTec) asks for three fields: "Port ...
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Is my Windows Firewall active?

I'm trying to set a simple public block for an application for both inbound and outbound connections. I'm using Windows 7, but my friend is still able to connect to the application. Steps I took are ...
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Detect URL connection attempt by desktop application

A user is using Autodesk Project Vasari 2, which provides training videos. The videos are blocked by the corporate firewall. Is there a method I can use to find out what URLs the application is ...
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Granular control of the flow of data into and out of all devices on a home network to an ISP enforcing bandwidth limits

Internet service providers are gradually chipping away at net neutrality and imposing bandwidth limits. Most users will need to trust their ISP to report accurate bandwidth consumption rates, and ...
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Firewall for controlling network traffic

I'm wondering if it is possible to have a firewall on Windows 7 that can only allow network traffic to one IP address, and from that one IP address? I'm using a VPN that tunnels all my internet ...
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stop windows 7 complaining about the firewall

Is there a way to stop Windows 7 complaining about the fact that ive turned the default firewall off. Whilst i am on my home network i dont want to run the windows firewall as im behind a router, but ...
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Firewall to block traffic to specific websites

I have recently switched from MAC to Windows Vista. I used to have LittleSnitch on Mac where I can create filters and disable browsing to other websites. I mean, I can create filters so that ...
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Unable to access internet from Windows Command Processor

I am unable to access internet from the Windows Command Processor. Below is the output on doing a simple ping: C:\Users\vivekkumar>ping www.stackexchange.com Pinging www.stackexchange.com ...
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what does “-m tcp” mean in this iptables rule?

Firewall configuration written by system-config-firewall -A INPUT -m state --state NEW -m tcp -p tcp --dport 80 -j ACCEPT
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how can I allow outgoing access to a port in firewall

Im doing a file_get_contents but getting Connection refused I used the following to allow outgoing connections from server2 to server1, and vice-versa. But I'm still getting failed to open stream: ...
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Completely disable internet connection except for browser and bittorrent

I need a simple software that ideally needs minimal configuration that will completely block all incoming and outgoing internet connections on my computer, with the exception of a browser (Firefox) ...
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Manually allow ping.exe through firewall

To improve my feeling of security I recently switched my windows 7 firewall to block all outbound connections. The only thing I can't seem to get to work is ping.exe. I tried by creating custom rules ...
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Block IPv6 Traffic using iptables on Linux using Layer 2 info

I have setup a simple isolated network consist of following Linux based machines: Node1<---->Router<---->Node2 Router's eth0 is connected with Node1's eth0. Router's eth1 is connected with ...
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Certain banking pages not loading

For some unknown reason, I am suddenly unable to access my accounts at several banking and credit sites. I have been a registered user at each site for several years and know I am using the correct ...
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Home Network, VPN & Security

At the moment, my home network is comprised of 5 computers (3 laptops and 2 desktops), one of which is running Windows Server 2008 and works as a home repository for some of our files. We access the ...
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Kaspersky 2012 Firewall - prompt on new connection attempts

How can I get Kaspersky 2012 Firewall to ask me everytime if I want to allow or deny an application to connect to the internet the first time it asks and have it remember that until the application ...
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Wake On LAN on request

I have a small home network with the router capable of running OpenWRT, is there some utility or firewall rule, which can be used to Wake On LAN on request. What I think - if I want to access my media ...
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What router settings are required for Windows 7 Remote Assistance?

I want to connect to someone's PC using Remote Assistance in Microsoft Messenger. Both PCs run Windows 7. The remote user is the one initiating the request. We're both behind firewalls/routers ...
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Tracing what program is making a network connnection? (CentOS)

I was wondering if it is possible to find out which process is trying to make a specific network connection. On a server I support which hosts websites for about 200 users, the iptables firewall keeps ...
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How to block access to a website on Lucid Lynx?

I am trying to block a few websites on a lucid lynx, I tried editing /etc/hosts and that blocks access via url but the site still open if I enter the ip on the browser, how can I block ip access also? ...
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Software and hardware firewalls

I'm connecting to the internet through a router at the moment, a Linksys WRT54G, do I need to have a software firewall set up? It seems kind of redundant if you're never going to directly connect to ...
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Is there any Linux firewall like ZoneAlarm, Keiro or Comodo in Windows environment? [closed]

Is there any Linux firewall like ZoneAlarm, Keiro or Comodo in Windows environment? I like to to able to monitor and block any Linux program from making in/out TCP/UDP connections on per application ...
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Very restrictive firewall [closed]

I'm trying to bypass a very restrictive firewall, I will try to explain the situation as best as I can but if I write something not clearly (English isn't my mother language), just tell me and I will ...
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How to automate Checkpoint firewalls rules implementation?

I HATE CP with a passion beyond belief... I mean, why, WHY you couldn't include a command line interface that allows me to grep a CSV file in which I'm requested rules, format them properly and then ...
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Does Windows Firewall have a log?

I am trying to set my router to forward three of my ports for EchoLink. But I'm having trouble with it. I'm Using the PFPortChecker to see if the ports are open, it says they aren't, but to check my ...
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Filezilla connection - port blocked?

Since this morning I am unable to make a update with many files (i try to update the piwikinstallation, requires me to upload about 24mb). After a while, filezilla gets the answer from server, that ...
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Keeping a slowish DSL connection responsive

I have a Linux box serving as a firewall/router for our home network. I live out in the boonies, so I have a relatively slow broadband connection: Downstream Rate 7616 Kbps Upstream Rate 512 ...
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SSH tunnel and firewalls

Can a firewall still block things off a tunnel going trough it ? I am testing my proxy with Dante in China and works flawlessly but I have the same config on a proxy in Ireland that goes trough a ...
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All IP traffic gets dropped after a while

I'm on a Windows Server 2003 machine, and after some light to moderate network use, the server occasionally drops all IP traffic. It takes a while to get into this state, and there's nothing obvious ...
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Although my firewall is off, I cannot connect so some ports on my mac (Mountain Lion)

I have a mac-mini (Fall 2009) with OS X 10.8.4 on my local network and I am running a simple http server on port 5000 (or any other port). I have turned the firewall OFF. I can connect to the mac via ...
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Is there a HTTP proxy server that uses another proxy for certain sites (in black list) and access directly otherwise?

Some websites are blocked in my network, so I have to use a proxy outside my local network to access them. In order to maximize the speed, only blocked sites be accessed through proxy. Currently, my ...
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Work firewall blocking Gmail IMAP port

My work has a very over protective firewall. We use Google Apps for our email and so can access the web interface just fine. I use my laptop at work however (MacBook connected via WiFi through my ...
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PureFTPd is using ports above 50000 even with PassivePortRange specified

I have installed the pure-ftpd package with PureFTP 1.0.24 on Ubuntu 10.04 using apt-get. Even though, this is the default port range, I've added the file /etc/pure-ftpd/conf/PassivePortRange ...
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Accessing a site using websocket behind University gateway

I'm trying to access lichess.org from the university network. I can access the site but when I try to join/launch a game, I keep getting reconnecting message. I emailed the admin and he told me they ...
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Blocked outgoing SMTP socket connection in Windows

I have a private email sending application (Windows), which sends email notifications over SMTP protocol. This might look like a code question for StackOverflow, but it is not. The application works ...
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How to quickly Enable/Disable Internet Traffic so that it ONLY goes to ONE program?

What Firewall program (preferably free) can I use to quickly enable/disable internet traffic so that it only goes to one program? For example, sometimes I need only one program (Program X) to be ...
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Accessing my Rails webrick behind proxy?

In my mackbook, when I try to connect to my rails application in office I can't , in the office there are some http proxy , and when I run my rails like this : sudo rails s -p8080 => Booting ...
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How to firewall a VPN connection in Windows 7?

I have a VPN connection to a private VPN server in another country. I don't want any internet packets to leave or enter my laptop unless they are going to or coming from the VPN server's IP. Is ...
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Remove Windows Firewall requirement for adding printers

Is there a way to remove the requirement Windows 7 has to have the firewall enabled to add a shared printer to the computer?
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SQL Server Ports

The Microsoft website states The firewall must be configured to permit port 1433 incoming (or the port numbers that SQL Server listens to on TCP/IP), and ports 1024 to 65535 outgoing. Does this ...
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OpenVPN on a campus network?

I have my router at home running Tomato USB with OpenVPN running on port 1194. The campus network only has port 80 publicly open and I'm almost positive that they do traffic shaping and content ...
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iTunes Home Sharing only works one way between 2 Windows XP PC's on the same LAN

Both PC's have the latest iTunes installed. PC (A) can "see" that there is a shared library "B library" but attempts to connect to it return this error message: The shared library "{Username}'s ...