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

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Block websites to a certain IP range with mikrotik router

I have a MikroTik Router 951Ui-2HnD that connects my computers with the ISP. I want to block Youtube and Facebook but only in a few computers. I created a Layer7 Protocol with: Name : Denied Websites ...
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Is it possible to put UFW on CentOS?

If so, how would I do it? If not, is there an easier way to set some basic rules on CentOS other than iptables? I'm more of an app developer and less of a sys admin.
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Windows 2008 Firewall - How do I restrict HTTP inbound to specific IP?

My goal is to restrict all HTTP inbound requests to a specific IP addresses. I thought it would be a simple process - but I am not getting the result desired I have modified a predefined rule called ...
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Allow access from outside network with dmz and iptables

I'm having a problem with my home network. So my setup is like this: In my Router (using Ubuntu desktop v11.04), I installed squid proxy as my transparent proxy. So I would like to use dyndns ...
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Cannot connect to WEBrick on home network

I'm an Android developer and often my applications require server-side code. I typically use Ruby on Rails for the web app, and during development will run the server on my local machine (Mac OS X) ...
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Remote desktop on custom ports

We have an office with a Windows 2003 SBS server and a couple of workstations. I set up Microsoft remote desktop for each of the computer in such a way that anyone could remote into the computers ...
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Why are SSDP multicast packets blocked on m0n0wall; how to unblock them?

My firewall logs are being flooded with logs of packets being blocked that i don't want to be blocked: Every 3 seconds there are 2 packets being broadcast from my machine: Interface: LAN Source ...
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I need to block torrent downloads

My cousin complains that his housemate uses torrent and thus it causes slow connection to my cousin. He owns the ADSL modem and I saw some good futures such as blocking websites or protocols. Like if ...
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Setting up Multiple Routers (as Hardware Firewalls) behind a Home Router

I’ve currently got one computer behind a router with built-in firewall functionality, connected to a home cable-modem that has a single Ethernet port and one IP. I’m going to have to set up another ...
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Which Linux-based firewall supports IPv6?

Out of the box neither IPCop nor ipfire support IPv6, not even on the green interface (internal LAN). How do I add IPv6 support to one of them? If that's not possible, is there a linux-based embedded ...
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ports I should block

I recently set up an Ubuntu Server at home, and the first thing I did was place the UFW firewall at full power. Bad move. I could not even "rlogin" to it. I just disabled the firewall, and would ...
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How do I block Steam?

Which ip addresses and/or ports/protocols do I need to block at my firewall to prevent Steam downloading updates? I want to prevent my housemates from inadvertently downloading Steam updates when our ...
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What means 59.164.0.0/20

If I enter for example "block 59.164.0.0/20" as a firewall rule. Does that mean it blocks the IPs 59.164.0.0 to 59.164.0.20 or does it mean something else ?
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Open-source firewall/router software (alternative to Kerio WinRoute) [closed]

I'm looking for an open-source alternative to Kerio WinRoute. Specifically, I want the PC running it to act as a firewall, router & bandwidth manager. Of the features I'm looking to use are: ...
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Deny access to a port from localhost on OSX

I want to test a fallback strategy for my memcached driver (in case port is protected by firewall). How can I deny access to a specific port, on 127.0.0.1?
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How to find DoS attack source IP address in windows server 2008?

I have a windows server 2008 R2 which is victim of a DoS attack. How can I find out which IP is the source of attack? I have a anti DoS module on IIS 7.0 which works fine but it seems destination is ...
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Do I need firewall in this setup?

My home network connects to the Internet via a cable modem which is connected to a router. This router is what connects my different network appliances together (printer, switch, computers etc). I ...
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Log entry about “DoS Attack” on my router

I was looking in the log on my router Netgear WNR-2000 today and found this log entry: [DoS Attack: ACK Scan] from source: 78.72.133.126, port 27014, Friday, November 19,2010 10:49:04 What does ...
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How to ssh to a linux server behind corporate firewall?

My company has a linux server (CentOS 6 VM) behind a corporate firewall, I have full root control of the VM, but I have no control over the firewall. There's an ssh server running on it, and I can ssh ...
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iptables in ubuntu

i want to stop iptables firewall in ubuntu. how can i do that???
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What Does This Windows Firewall Rule Do?

I found and implemented this code that adds a rule to Windows Firewall. It supposedly speeds up YouTube streams. Can someone explain what is does in terms of request/response? I'm not seeing any ...
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How does telnet get through the windows firewall?

I activated the Telnet client in Windows 7 and was instantly able to connect to servers although Windows Firewall is activated. How does that work? Shouldn't the firewall block outgoing connections ...
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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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System.exe trying to connect microsoft ISP

When i connect to internet, I often get these firewall notification requests that system.exe is trying to connect Process: System Remote Address: 94.245.121.212, PROTO41 through PROTO41, the ...
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Why after Accepting Ports 20 and 21 in iptables are they still closed?

I am trying to open the FTP Ports on my server. I have vsftpd installed on the server already. However I am unable to reach the server on ports 20 and 21 Somehow it is allowing me to access port 21 ...
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Wifi router blocks wireless peers from connecting each other

What option controls that wifi router blocks wifi peers from connecting each other. I have wifi router Dlink Dir-320. With that router I can't ping (or connect via FTP or HTTP) one laptop from ...
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netsh, block all IP addresses in a text file?

Is there a way for me to import a .txt file (with IP addresses on each line) into Windows Firewall? I want each of the IP addresses to be completely blocked. That would also provide an easy way to ...
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Logitech Support telling us we have an unsecure network and trying to charge $99?

My boss is trying to set up a Logitech Webcam on his computer in the office and he called Logitech support, and they were trying to fix it and could not so he let him on his computer he said he could ...
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How to access NodeJS server on LAN?

I'm not the most knowledgeable guy ever with networking, but here goes... I've created an application with NodeJS and I'd like to test the application on my LAN with my family. The application ...
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What port(s) etc. need to be open on a firewall to allow successful operation with BitBucket

Over the weekend, our IT department installed an updated firewall. As a result, we are no longer able to pull from (and push to) the repository on BitBucket. Attempting to perform a Mercurial ...
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Hitting try agin button again and again in firefox breaks the firewall?

The IT department of our company have blocked FB. but if we keep on hitting try again button again and again after 6-7 attempts it opens. Why is this so?
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Use Shorewall to port-forward requests based on the domain requested to different servers

How can I get my firewall to port forward traffic that is comming into different domain to different servers. So I have two web servers. Each one hosts different domains on different servers/IP: ...
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SSH connection between two behind-nat computers through third public-ip computer

I have a computer at home (home-server) that runs irssi, rtorrent etc. My ISP is blocking every traffic from outside (dumb, I know, but it's the only ISP I can have). I want to be able to log in into ...
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Easiest way to restrict IP access per user on ubuntu

I installed Ubuntu 10.10 on an old laptop for my daughter and want to be able to restrict which web sites she can access. I would like to have a white list of addresses she can access. Can anyone ...
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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 does a IP packet from a remote server “find” a home computer behind a NAT firewall?

I understand communication between a remote machine, e.g. a webserver and users home computer/device can only occur if the users computer initiates the communication (assuming your firewall/network is ...
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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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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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Windows 7 firewall causing remote connection to time out; should refuse connection

The Windows 7 Firewall is running with default options to allow outbound connections and block incoming connections. I have a process trying to connect regularly from within my local network, which is ...
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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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Open firewall port on Fedora 14

I want to open the port 18680 on my remote Fedora 14 machine. I did sudo iptables -I INPUT -p tcp --dport 18680 -m state --state NEW,ESTABLISHED -j ACCEPT sudo iptables -I OUTPUT -p tcp --sport ...
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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 ...