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

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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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How do I block every connection except vpn and ssh without endangering the state of my vps?

I have some vps space but I get alot of scans based on what I see in iftop. I tried some iptables stuff but it gets tiring and useless to put all the ips that I see in the logs. I am wondering about ...
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What servers can be safely blocked when surfing the internet?

So I finally got a firewall for my Mac. First of all I was shocked to see how many connections are being established during regular internet browsing (especially by Google Chrome). Surfing a typical ...
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is it possible to link different email accounts to different network profiles?

My work firewall for wired internet blocks almost every port except http, https and maybe a few other web-related ports (993, 465 and everything else to do with IMAP is blocked). Impenetrable for, ...
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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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Setting up Windows Firewall to only allow local traffic for specific port

I have spent the past few hours trying to figure out how to use Windows Firewall on a Windows 7 Home Premium computer. From what I can tell, it was definitely designed for computers in business ...
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Block Youtube HD content on home network

I have a DSL connection that terminates into a "beetel 450tc2" Modem/Router. I have 2 laptops (Mac Book Pro and Windows 8) and about 5-6 Phones/Tabs connecting to this network over WiFi. My problem ...
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SSH to a computer behind a firewall and router

I'm trying to connect to my Raspberry Pi, which is behind a router and a firewall. My PC (running linux) is also behind a router and firewall. Both firewalls only allow the ports you would need for ...
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Why does my router try to connect with my computer every 1-2 minutes? [closed]

I have every ingoing connections blocked by default. When I was watching syslog, I noticed that my router (192.168.1.1) tries to connect to my computer every 1-2 minutes (of course it can't connect, ...
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Firewall - Allowing DNS for allowed domains only

Some firewalls blocks domains on DNS level. It stops getting IP addresses by ping or other DNS query for those blocked domains. I tried creating a firewall using iptables, but it still sends an IP ...
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what ports to open up for GitHub to install and work?

I want to use GitHub on a server where user accounts are not supposed to be able to go online otherwise. The GitHub Windows app does not even install without users' downloading it themselves (see my ...
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UFW default rules… where are they?

In the tutorial on UFW here https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UFW it says that UFW uses the default rules if enabled and not configured. I checked the folder: /etc/ufw/ and the files I found ...
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Connecting PS4 through SonicWall TZ100 firewall | Sony Error NW 31162-3

I am attempting to Connect my PlayStation 4 through my SonicWall TZ100. I have below Ports Forwarded. I'm not great with Packet capturing, but as far as I can tell nothing is getting bounced that is ...
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Windows port opening

I had a problem with opening port between my host (windows 7) and a virtual box (windows xp) system. On my host win7 system, I added a port from the inbound rule (port 777) under the firewall advance ...
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Is Microsoft's Photosynth app blocked in China?

I've been making photosynths for a few years on my travels but in China I can't seem to log in via the Photosynth app. I get this error: (In fact I hadn't realized until now that it's tied in to ...
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Windows firewall blocks outbound connection that is allowed by a rule

I have configured Windows Firewall to block all outbound connections. I have then created "allow" rules to enable certains applications to create outbound connections. Unfortunately it seems that some ...
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How are they blocking RDP on port 80?

I'm on a corporate computer that is behind a very restrictive firewall, and trying to connect to my home computer. I configured my router to forward port 80 to 3389 (RDP port). My idea was to try to ...
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Samba server cannot be access across the internet

I have a computer at my house running Ubuntu Server 12.04 that is mapped to an external ip address. The server is running a Samba server with one share. Here is the configuration file: ... ...
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Configure Packet Filter with white-list and black-list

I’m trying to configure Packet Filter on a FreeBSD server with a black-list of addresses/networks to block and a white-list of trusted users which cannot be blocked (black-listed). Here is my first ...
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Setting up port 3360 access on McAfee firewall using windows 7 for network access

I have a windows 7 machine serving me PHP / mySQL etc i have set is all up well and is all working on local machine as well as on local network machines. My issue is that when i try to connect ...
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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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Opening port on mac os x (mavericks) for nodejs

I am running a node.js app locally and would like to make it available for demo for outside world. It is running on port 3000. I have added node to the firewall to allow incoming connections but ...
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Controlling ICS access with Windows Firewall (windows7)

I'm looking for links to documentation or clues on how to add rules to windows firewall to deny all access to internet from computers connected via ICS and then allow only a minimal set of TCP ports. ...
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Secure reverse UltraVNC connection to bypass firewall

My clients and service run on mostly Windows 7. I need help setting up a secure reverse connection with UltraVNC between me and a client.(Me=Viewer, Client=Server) Here is my situation: I want to ...
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iptables detects clients behind NAT?

I'm setting up a server that I want to protect from DoS attacks, by setting a limit using iptables: iptables -A INPUT -p tcp --dport 80 -m limit --limit 25/minute --limit-burst 100 -j ACCEPT (default ...
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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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How to check company firewall

I am trying to ping to an external APIs IP address. But the command times out sooner than its completion. Now I think the company firewall and proxy might be a hindrance in this. How do I check the ...
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How to use google search via SSH tunnel?

I live behind the Great Firewall of China (not very proud of it) and I'm slightly technical. So I use SSH tunnel to route all connection to my VPS. (i.e. ssh -D port and then set localhost:port as a ...
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Setting home computer as www web server

I know I'm seriously missing some steps. I need to set my home Fedora 19 running computer as a web server and available it to internet. Its behind a normal home broadband modem connection. my ip ...
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how to restore iptables after iptables -F?

I used iptables -F on my machine, and what can I do to recover the iptables into the default without rebooting my machine? I restarted the iptables service and it failed, and I can't find iptables ...
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Iptables limit user access time and mac

I am trying to create an iptable chain to kick my daughter off her ipad during the night. With the mac only filter I can block access but when I add time it no longer works. Does anyone see an issue ...
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Download stops in all browsers and download managers on Windows XP

I have Windows XP on my desktop and I can't download anything on it. Download stops after a few seconds or even doesn't start. I've tried using Firefox, Chrome, IE, different download managers, but ...
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Windows update not working with devices that have outbound firewall rules

We currently have devices that have all outbound traffic blocked with the exception of certain applications such as Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, etc. This however limits access to Windows Update ...
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Is Comodo Firewall and Zonealarm Firewall compatible with avast free 2014?

on windows 8.1 currently using avast free antivirus 2014 ,is it possible to use free firewall like comodo or zonealarm with it simultaneously with avast?After installing any will problem occur?
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Action Center cannot switch on Windows Firewall

I can't seem to switch on my Windows Firewall no matter what! List of things that I have tried and hasn't worked for me-> Disabled Avast Antivirus(free) and tried switching on Went to services.msc> ...
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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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With ufw, how do I limit SSH from outside, and not from inside?

Using UFW, limiting connection attempts for things like SSH is real easy: # ufw limit SSH However, I'd like to limit only the public-facing interface, not the LAN interface. This command does it ...
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Prohibit internet access for all applications except selected ones (OS X)

Is there a tool that can be used to prohibit internet access for all applications except selected ones (on Mac OS X)? "Little snitch" can't be the answer, as it doesn't provide a simple "deny all / ...
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Any way to see ddwrt logs with website/PC names etc?

We used to have a dlink dir655 router that had logs in the interface. The logs were simple,easy to read, and had the name of the computers, iphones, etc on it. This made it easy to pinpoint who was ...
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Packet filter logging [currently with tcpdump in background as root]

I am running OS X Mavericks and use the "packet filter" firewall. However, it seems that "pflogd" is not available. I found that you can create an interface named pflog0 and then use tcpdump to see ...
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Cannot fetch urls from outside the browser

I am trying to clone a small repo on my Windows 7 PC using 'msysgit' bash command like as follows: talha.ahmed@ICE-088 /d/talha.ahmed/workspace/repos $ git clone https://github.com/torvalds/linux ...
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If I use an SSH tunnel to get around a firewall, what does the sysadmin see?

I use an SSH tunnel for the port my browser uses to access the internet. The result is I get around the firewall my network uses, which prevents me from using many sites I want to use (facebook, ...
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Windows - MAC address whitelist on wired network?

In Windows (XP or 7), is it possible to configure either Windows, a software firewall, or network cards such that the computer will only communicate with specific known MAC addresses (e.g. the MAC ...
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Give external parties access to web servers behind the firewall

I work in an AM-project as a consultant against three customers. We have a file server and a TFS server where all project related are saved. The problem is that it is behind the corporate firewall ...
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need iptables rule to accept all incoming traffic

For my test environment i want to accept all incoming traffic, can someone please give me the iptable rule to be added. My current iptables -L -n output looks like this Chain INPUT (policy ...
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Firewall and Blocking [More] Traffic

I have a MacBook Pro with the firewall on. I'm trying to run a Wireshark trace and the noise bleeding through Apple's firewall is very distracting. According to the image below, most of this noise is ...
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“Play on another device” function not working with Samsung Allshare

Briefly I can't get work "Play on another device" function More detailed My Samsung TV (which support network) and PC are in the same network. The problem is, I can play PC contents from TV. But ...
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Utility to open TCP port to listen state

Is there some basic utility to open a specific network TCP port on my machine? I need to test how my program deals with ports on listening state..
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Dropping Packets with Openvswitch Openflowcontrol

I am trying to setup some Flows with ovs-ofctl to block all unwanted incoming packets for a VM. The commands I use are: ovs-ofctl add-flow xenbr0 "priority=65000, table=0, tcp, dl_src=*, nw_src=*, ...
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How can one verify the port configuration of a firewall?

I am a contractor on a project and have provided a port configuration requirement to the Server Hosting service provider for my project. How can I verify that the ports are configured and "open" for ...