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

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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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Bridging Firewall to Public Wifi

My building offers wifi to its residents. It is not managed by IT professionals. I would like to use this internet source some of the time, but would like to be protected from machines on that ...
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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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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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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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Why my Port Forwarding rule is not working?

I'm a total noob about TCP/IP, and try to set a port forwarding rule. What I'm trying to do is this: I have multiple computers connected to my router (zyxel p-660hw-t1 v2), one of them is working ...
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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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How can I permanently allow a firewall rule in OS X Mountain Lion?

Since upgrading to OS X Mountain Lion, every time I restart my computer I am alerted Do you want the application "Growl.app" to accept incoming network connections? Even though I click ...
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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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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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Windows 7 Port forwarding remote desktop issue

I have been banging my head against the wall for a long time now trying to get remote desktop working on my Win 7 machine. Here are the things I have tried: I have verified using ...
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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 ...
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What ports in firewall need to be open for allowing Mac Vine Server connection

I have a Mac with Vine server installed sitting inside the firewall (actually a router connect to cable model, and has a LAN to internal). What if I want to remote desktop to Vine server from ...
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Why would http & https be blocked, even in safe mode with firewall disabled?

I have a windows 7 machine (dell studio xps). Everything on it seems to be in working order. The network device says it has internet connectivity, and indeed I can ping websites, transfer files via ...
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Connecting together DIR-615 and DIR-655

On my DIR-655 my internal network is: 192.168.0.x On my DIR-615 my internal network is: 192.168.1.x They are both connected to my firewall PIX 501 box The PIX itself is connected to the comcast modem. ...
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How can I scan from Canon PIXMA MX700 without disabling OS X firewall?

I have a Canon PIXMA MX700 connected by ethernet. When I first bought it I was using OS X 10.4, and scanner-initiated scanning worked fine. After upgrading to 10.6, neither scanner-initiated or ...
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UFW as an active service on Ubuntu

Every time I restart my computer, and check the status of the UFW firewall (sudo ufw status), it is disabled, even if I then enable and restart it. I tried putting sudo ufw enable as one of the ...
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Configure firewalld to distinguish home and public ethernet connection

I connect my notebook via ethernet at home and outside. I want to open some ports for services like samba only at home and not somewhere else. How can i let firewalld automatically detect where i am, ...
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Why is the Windows firewall not blocking outbound ports?

I use the following rule to block all outbound communications to remote 80 ports. I want to use this approach to prevent web requests initiated from this computer. But it seems I still can access web ...
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How to make my local tomcat server accessible to www?

So I have my "Hello World" Java project, using Intellij Idea, tomcat 7 is running. OS Windows 7. When I go to http://localhost:8080/ from my PC, it works fine. Now, I want the world to see my ...
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No incoming connections allowed to Windows 7 Embedded

The PC with which I have network troubles has Windows 7 Embedded (WES). From this PC it's possible to connect to other machines and devices through different ports, but this machine doesn't allow ...
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Change the insecure default to restricting scope to LAN, for adding exceptions to the windows 7 firewall?

My network is generally set to Home or Work, i'm not commenting here on Public. I understand that with Home or Work, the Private firewall profile is used. I have noticed that with the Windows 7 ...
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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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What might be causing specific IPv6 HTTPS servers to send an excessive number of RST packets?

Client browsers on my IPv6-enabled home network hang and time out when attempting to load https:// URLs from specific IPv6 sites, such as ones operated by CloudFlare. In those situations, the live log ...
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IPSet with IP6Tables ERROR

Can someone please solve my headache and tell me how to fix this? [root@www ~]# ip6tables -I INPUT -m set --match-set blacklist6 src -J DROP ip6tables v1.4.7: Couldn't load match ...
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Why does NTP require bi-directional firewall access to UDP port 123?

From What are the iptables rules to permit ntp?: iptables -A INPUT -p udp --dport 123 -j ACCEPT iptables -A OUTPUT -p udp --sport 123 -j ACCEPT Also, from the NTP website: ... ntpd requires ...
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SSH: can connect to computers on local network but cant connect remotely

I have 3 computers running ssh server on them: PC1 is running Cygwin on Windows PC2 is also running Cygwin on Windows PC3 is running Linux and they are on the same network connected to same ...
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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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Firewall is blocking internet traffic to OpenVPN clients

I have a virtual network setup with a Linux router/firewall connected to two private networks. An OpenVPN server in routing mode and a web server are in one of the networks. On the other are linux ...
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what is the purpose of the `unlock` command button of `gufw`?

gufw is the GUI version of Uncomplicated Firewall. What is the purpose of the unlock command button of gufw? This command button disappears once it is clicked. My configuration is Ubuntu 12.04 with ...
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SSH Port closed although forwarded correctly

I'm having an issue with opening my SSH port. Here are the symptoms. Within the local network I can ssh to the machine, including both locally (ssh localhost) and from alternate computers. I have ...
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Temporarily block internet connection for a program

I'm developing an application which is supposed to work in 2 modes online and offline. I need a simple and fast solution to block the internet connection for this particular application. ...
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Windows 8 firewall blocks browser downloads

I have a curious issue with the windows 8 firewall. When using chrome and internet explorer for hotmail I can't download word or pdf attachments. I also tried to download adobe reader with with ...
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How to simulate yourself as if you are located internally behind the trusted zone of a FW

I work in security operational center engineer in one company. We manage a lot of customer FW, proxy,..etc. An example of our daily tickets could be the user can't access some site, so we check the ...
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How can I get Apache on OSX 10.8 to serve up a directory under a user home directory?

There might be more than one problem here, but I got my Mac back from the shop after the hard drive was failing, and the new hard drive reproduced my home directory but not httpd.conf. Since I have ...
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Firewall blocks ICMP even with Allow rules, even when disbled

Sometime early October (right after update Tuesday???). My Window 7 home machine stopped responding to anything incoming. Effectively breaking iTunes, Sonos, TiVo Desktop, RDP etc. But all those ...
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How to setup firewall to allow internet connection sharing via Wifi USB stick?

I have a Windows8 computer linked to the internet via an ethernet cable ("Ethernet" network connection). I have attached to it a DLink Wifi USB stick, and I'm trying to share the main PC's internet ...
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How to open a server port outside of an OpenVPN tunnel with a pf firewall on OSX (BSD)

I have a Mac mini that I use as a media server running XBMC and serves media from my NAS to my stereo and TV (which has been color calibrated with a Spyder3Express, happy). The Mac runs OSX 10.8.2 and ...