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

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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 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 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 ...
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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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None of the clients of LogMeIn Hamachi mesh-network are reachable

For some reason my Hamachi network stopped working. Here is what I have Version of the Hamachi client is 2.1.0.122 It's "Mesh" network. I have 7 clients, 3 of them are online right now. All clients ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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SMB over SSH port forward

I know that since SMB is not secure, opening port 445 on firewall makes your computer vulnerable. To secure my connection, I want to run a SMB mobile app via SSH. Would I still need to open port 445 ...
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My new computer is blocking access to my webserver when in use

I have been running a web server for a while. It is hosted using lamp on a computer that I have running Ubuntu and has worked fine until recently. I got a computer that runs Windows 8 to use as my ...
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Can't connect to qbittorrent (or other client) Web UI, except through localhost

I'm trying to use qBittorrent's (I've also tried other torrent clients') remote Web UI, but can't seem to get it to work. I can connect just fine using http://localhost:PORT, but can't connect using ...
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Define IPTABLES rule

I am working with a linux based UTM appliance and have some disagreement with the client on the operation. THere is a standard GUI to configure port forwards in the firewall but for some reason he ...
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Is Windows Firewall active on OpenVPN connection?

(This applies to "private" Internet browsing through a VPN such as privateinternetaccess.com) If I connect to a VPN using OpenVPN client on my Windows 7 box, will the Windows firewall be active ...
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Logitech 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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Can we prevent vsmon.exe (ZoneAlarm True Vector service) from hijacking TCP connections

I just noticed that vsmon.exe from ZoneAlarm firewall started to act like proxy for TCP connections (I am guessing it's doing the same thing for UDP packets internally). I use TCPView.exe from ...
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How to access Ubuntu local web server from a different apartment

I have set up an Ubuntu Apache web server with a four years old laptop. And my web application needs to be used from a different apartment, from my ground floor shop. Actually, I'm an intermediate web ...
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Possible Firewall Issue

WHen I try to access the internet through IE with the follwing proxy details , I am able to access ineternet succcesfully Proxy : MyProxy , Port: 88 But when I try to access the same ...
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Security concerns with Open port

I am developer not an administrator. That's why i am here to get expert's views. My setup is of webform of 5 windows 2008 servers behind Cisco ASA5505 firewall. I have written a small application ...
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OpenVPN works locally but not publically

Main Problem I can get OpenVPN to work when I use all local IP addresses but when I try to connect the client to a public address, it doesn't work. I'm following this guide: ...
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Shared Folders - Network Resource not Available

We have five computers (example "COMP1", "COMP2", etc.) at a remote site hooked-up to our domain. Each computer has a shared folder which gives full permissions to the local administrators group. To ...
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Change UDP port with iptables for VPN clients

What I want to do is say that for all UDP connections on interface ppp0 that have a destination port of 53, change that destination port to 1053. I am attempting to change the destination port of UDP ...
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Configure application integration with ufw firewall

I've read the ubuntu developer docs regarding the ufw here, but couldn't find what I was looking for. It allows me to set rules for controlling in/out traffic based on source IP or port numbers, but ...
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Route traffic from one port to another machine in LAN

I would like to remote desktop to my work computer using hamachi. The hamachi connection works fine and i can use remote desktop but when my session is over hamachi disconects. I was thinking i ...
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How to unblock jabber on TI ADSL router with iptables

I have old but reliable Texas Instruments ADSL router. Board AR7RD; BUILD=061005; VERSION=3.7.1 If that matters... One thing that bothers me is that it somehow blocking my jabber (Pidgin ...
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How do you allow a specific IP Address to bypass your firewall. OS X

Well, my young cousin really likes minecraft. He comes over and spends time with me every now and then. When he does, we usually play minecraft, as it is one of the few games I actually like. Anyway, ...
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GUI tool for presenting connectivity status on a firewalled network with port blocks etc

The Israeli railway company has recently started a project of wireless LAN availability on its lines. Now, it's all in the flakey stages, sometimes things are up and sometimes they aren't; sometimes ...
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Block access to certain applications on certain internet connections

I have two internet connections, a LAN and a 3G modem on a Windows 7 machine. The LAN is connected to a Edimax router which is conneted to the ISP (with their own modem). Now, the Edimax router is ...
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Route problems with OpenVPN through a local Astaro firewall

I am trying to connect to a OpenVPN server on my Windows 7 desktop though my Astaro (ASG) Firewall. I got it setup and can connect just fine but I can't surf the web. I can ping websites like ...
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Blocking/traffic-shaping of an Elastic-IP URL

I'm interested in block or traffic-shaping connections made from my system to a host given by a URL. The problem is that the URL is re-mapped to a different IP address every several minutes (I ...
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Public - Private networks behind NAT Modem using OpenVPM – Shorewall

I have been asked to configure a firewall between the public and private parts of a network for a small UK charity. The only imposed requirements is that the firewall must allow access using VPN into ...
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Cannot properly use Gigabit LAN, firewall & switch, home network

I have a netgear prosafe 8 port vpn gigabit firewall and a netgear prosafe gigbit 8 port switch on my home LAN plus a UBEE cable modem. The connectivity of these devices are as follows... ...
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Windows Firewall with Advanced Security Block certain IP's on port 21

Windows by default blocks all IP's. I think I made it so that now my advanced firewall is allowing all IP's, but when I add a block rule it doesn't actually block the certain IP. I am using FileZilla ...
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Can I get UDP Hole Punching with (any) VNC client to get around the local firewall/router?

I don't have access to the local internet router, so I'm unable to setup port forwarding on my lan connection. I'm just trying to find out if there is any way for me to get around my local router ...
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Lync client 2010 and VPN firewall rule

I am running Lync client 2010 (4.0.7577.4598) on Windows 7 x64. The server for this is a corporate one, and in parallel I use a Juniper VPN to access the corporate intranet and other resources. ...
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Soluto installation fails with “Check your internet connection or firewall settings”

A few days ago, I wanted to install Soluto. The installation failed with this error message: Check your internet connection or firewall settings! Because everything was fine with my connection, ...
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Prompted to accept incoming network connections for an application defined in firewall

Each time I boot, I am prompted whether I want to accept incoming connections for the application. I have already added manually the application to System Preferences -> Security & Privacy ...
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Allow only HTTP/HTTPS comunication with Agitum Outpost Security Suite Free

Hi I use Agitum Outpost Security Suite Free and I would like allow only HTTP(80) a HTTPS(443) protocols for IN/OUT and also allow local ports for Oracle database, etc. I try use Network Rules -> ...
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How do you add a MAC-based routing whitelist with DD-WRT and the OpenVPN client?

I have an OpenVPN client set up on my DD-WRT home router which maintains a VPN into my workplace. Slight problem: I don't want random lusers who access my wireless AP to have access to my company's ...
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Can ipmasq and ufw be used together?

If both ufw and ipmasq manipulate iptables, can I use ipmasq for a quick easy setup and then use ufw afterwards to add security or will the two just trample all over the iptables "stuff"? I'm playing ...
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wvMaxima Error: “Not Connected To Maxima” on Windows

Whenever I try to do anything with it, Maxima gives the error: Not Connected To Maxima I've looked around, but I couldn't figure out how to fix this on Windows. The only results I got were for ...
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Can you use the Windows 7 firewall to close ports over VPN?

I use VPN connection (specifically ipredator) for browsing over unsecured WiFi connections from my laptop (in coffee shops, etc.) - but at the other end of the VPN connection, all my ports are open to ...
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The OS X firewall causes certain applications to hang, only while AirPort is connected. How do I find the cause of this problem?

I'm experiencing three strange problems on OS X (Snow Leopard), which only appear while I am connected to a wireless network over Airport. The "Security" tab in System Preferences takes about 1 ...
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How to set up port forwarding and firewall settings for torrents using Transmsission on Mac OSX 10.5.8 with Netgear Wireless Router DG844GT?

I have picked up bits of advice here and there on the internet and got someway through this tortuous exercise (after it took 18 hours to download the first torrent I tried yesterday - magnet-link for ...
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Is the Whitelist Network Service Filter Feature on ASUS Routers broken?

I have a ASUS RT-N16 router running firmware version 3.0.0.4.374_4422 I have a voip phone (physical) with it's own private IP address (for the purpose of discussion, let's call it 192.168.0.1) and ...