I would like to be able to open a port on windows programatically. I don't care whether is power shell, or something else, but I would like it to be a script that I can simply run as I install a software program. I have no experience in this area, and therefore no code, but I hear net admins do this all the time. Thanks ahead of time. I know people don't necessarily like sharing code, but I am on a tight deadline right now, and it is in fact necessary. I have some other code I need to be …

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Hi Guys! I want to seek advice on how to deploy a Firewall Appliance side-by-side with a cisco router. The topology is like this. Cisco Router -> Firewall Appliance -> VLAN SW. I have already created a transit link between the units. The firewall appliance can see the router interface but the cisco router received reply time out from the appliance. Thanks in advance!

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Hello, I am facing a very strange problem. Actaully, i have a server in wich Netgear Firewall is attached with a Internet Connection. Since last few days, Internet is working good, when i used it in Laptop with out connecting firewall. But when i tries to connect internet with firewall on my server, its not working. Even i tried to open Firewall settings, firewall login page was not opened. I tried 192.168.0.1(bydefaut one) and the another one(which was working last time) to open the page, but it displays a blank page. Now, i am not able to open firewall page, …

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What’s the difference between a Bastion Host and a Proxy Server, as part of a firewall strategy?

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Hi All, I need help with iptables to allow a specific IP to access a destination (FaceBook) The following rule blocks facebook access to everyone in the company(this rule works successfully): iptables -A FORWARD -p all -d $ip -j REJECT (The ip address is read from a text file.) Now I want to allow one person access to FB. I tried the following but its not working: iptables -A FORWARD -p all -s 10.0.0.x -d $ip -j ACCEPT Please help & advise me.

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I have a Uniden wireless security system installed. The system consists of two wireless cameras and a small, handheld receiver with an LCD screen. The receiver has a USB connector to allow it to connect to my laptop. Software runs on the laptop which allows me to monitor the cameras and record the video from the receiver. The cameras communicate wirelessly only to the receiver, not to my computer. Here's the odd thing - there is constant outgoing network activity associated with the executable, **Uniden Surveillance System.exe**. I cannot disable the wireless interface on my laptop as that is necessary …

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My computer has been severely hacked. Well 2 laptops actually. And it looks like my router also. Problems noted here: 1. Email accounts routinely hacked even after changing passwords and using keypass in the securist way. Suspected keyloggin occuring somewhere in the stream. 2. Something causing my typing to be highlighted and changed into other words and characters, not randomly but as in remote access type of thing. Suspected rootkit worm virus (I'm only above novice in this stuff). 3. Internet modifications occuring where webpages are rendered with intelligent inaccuracies, suspected DNS redirection and spoofing. If not virus worm etc. …

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Hi everyone and thanks in advance for your help! To begin I did have McAfee but deleted it and I am now using Avast. I fell victim to the idea that something free can’t be as good as something that you pay for. However, I have only had Avast on my laptop for a couple of years and never had a problem and this is the second time in two years McAfee has let something through. Anyway that being said here is my problem. I run Malwarebytes monthly. It turned up a RootKit.Oaccess warning. I had to run it three …

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A friend of mine enlisted my help to upgrade his network form a workgroup to a domain, so I did. I'm give you the technical setup and explain the issue at the bottom. 1 Sonicwall tz100 with static IP and cable connection (runs DHCP and DNS, servers IP is listed ad a DNS source among those provided by the ISP, I did this so the internal PC's can resolve computer names {is that correct?}) 1 Cisco Small Business 48 port Switch 15 workstations 1 server with 08 Standard installed (file server only) All PC's have DHCP enabled My buddy didnt …

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What I have is a linksys wrt54gs(dd-wrt) router assigning private ip's to my workstations. I also have a Windows Server which i need accessible for Windows Remote Desktop Connection to my remote office in Costa Rica. I'd like to have the server have one of my 5 static public ip's(so i can use a host on one of my domains) but the only way i was able to set this up properly was by putting the server on the modem directly not behind the router. When i tried using NAT, it would assign the public static ip but Windows would …

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Hy , I have a little/big problem : I am a student and i live in a campus where i need to use a proxy and port to connect to internet. The app i made is a management system for a store ... and it is local. I used MySql and Java , it worked perfectly until i had to put a proxy and port to connect to internet.My app does not use internet for the moment it is local.Now it blocks the moment i press a jButton that uses the mysql to create a table. When i don`t use …

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i have a code that uploads a file to ftp. i want it to add an exception in firewall when it executes so that the firewall doesnot request the user for permissions. i know how to add a registry entry but i dont know how to add a firewall exception using c++. i expect help here. thanks.

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As an IT placement student I have reached the end of a 3 month project for the company I work for. I have migrated information to MSSQL server 2008 edition and I am retrieving the information for dynamic web page display using php. Now that I have everything in the right place I can see that I have only been testing this database by using php scripts on the same server that the database is stored on. I now have to put the database on an external server and the scripts on an internal server. I have the required ip …

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Hello everyone. I've been programming on a co-op RPG for quite some time now, but my networking side has seen some troubles. I'm using the lower level serverSocket-Socket way. Everything runs flawless within my own network, however connection over the internet is where the trouble is. I understand this is due to the firewall. For the last couple weeks I've been browsing the internet, finding things like http tunneling, however never accompanied with a link to some useful info. My architecture is as follows: a player has the option to make a serverSocket at a specified port. A new thread …

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well, i am one of the few kind souls that has nothing better to do than to start a new thread like this. recently in the forum networking, i have come across many poster who can't connect to the internet becaise of firewall blocking the connection. Not all case are related to firewall. I just want to raise awareness that firewall setting may have blocked connection like wireless, bluetooth or file sharing. Some may consider to disable their firewall so that they can connect to the internet while doing this can solved your problem, firewall is also an important tool …

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[B][QUOTE][U]What would happen to the PC if Firewall Rules are deleted?[/U][/QUOTE][/B] I was thinking if the rules in the firewall have been deleted, then maybe I can choose or have new sets of rules when a program notifies me.

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The script below is what I have. It does not block other computers that are not in this firewall Check_Mac list. Where is the mistake? Thanks!!! tuxhats #!/bin/sh IPT="/sbin/iptables" # Change to your server ip like this LAN="10.229.2.0/24" , leave the "0/24" alone LAN="10.229.1.0/24" $IPT -P INPUT DROP $IPT -P FORWARD DROP $IPT -P OUTPUT ACCEPT $IPT -t nat -P PREROUTING ACCEPT $IPT -t nat -P POSTROUTING ACCEPT $IPT -t nat -P OUTPUT ACCEPT $IPT -t mangle -P PREROUTING ACCEPT $IPT -t mangle -P INPUT ACCEPT $IPT -t mangle -P FORWARD ACCEPT $IPT -t mangle -P OUTPUT ACCEPT $IPT -t …

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I'm trying to bridge my laptop to my xbox and it worked the first time but when i tried to do it again i opened my dongle properties, went to advanced and tried to enable ICS it comes up with [B][U]error 1003: cannot complete internet connection sharing[/U][/B] when i try to turn my firewall off to connect it comes up with [U]"[B]windows firewall settings cannot be displayed because the associated service is not running[/B]"[/U] or " [B][U]cannot stat F/ICS service[/U][/B]" any help with this would be greatly appreciated

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I cannot change my firewall settings, error is group policy control. I dont know what that is or how to correct it.

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While connected to a public wireless network at a hotel, my laptop lost its ability to browse websites via HTTP. The problem persisted when I returned home using my private wireless network. However, I noticed I can browse sites via HTTPS and FTP. I can even ping external websites in Command Prompt. (For example, using the command “ping google.com”, I receive IP address replies.) Windows appears to be downloading regular updates as well. This could be a setting I have unknowingly disabled. Unsuccessful attempts to resolve the issue include: --Sweeping my system for malware with Trend Micro and Malwarebytes’; --Connecting …

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The likes of Norton these days make much fuss about just how quick installing a security suite is, but you can forget all claims of being done in 60 seconds when it comes to Trend Micro Titanium Maximum Security. Think less of speedy rocket-powered installations and more of slow and steady, with a certain degree of swimming through treacle wearing flippers thrown in. Having checked for any conflicting software (such as Norton) or even traces of such software left behind by other security suite uninstallation routines (hello Norton again) and then removing them, the Trend installer goes and fetches the …

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I've recently noticed that my windows XP firewall turns off after every restart. And sometimes, if I connect to the internet multiple times in one sitting, the firewall turns off every time I reconnect to the internet. I don't have any other firewalls installed. I recently cleaned my computer of a bad virus, so I wanted to find out if it was something else before I start scanning it with every software out there again. Does anyone have any ideas?

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I have a service (say BS.exe) written using C# of which the installer is created using Wix and C# (which means it has a Custom Action program associated with the Wix installer program as well). Now, after the program in installed there is a need to go to Windows Firewall settings and register the BS.exe there. That is, go to Windows Firewall -> Change Settings -> Exceptions tab and add BS.exe there. However, now we need to do this process automatically during the installation time. I guess the Custom Action program associated with the Wix is the best place. So …

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I have been using a program (EPX 5.5) for year which allows uploading of photos to a website (eventpix.com) and I have not been able to access the site lately. I get "no reply from server" notices. Eventpix.com support suggests some setting on my firewall or in Avast is preventing access. Recently, I switched to Avast free edition anti-virus and I use Win XP firewall. What settings do I need to adjust to allow access to eventpix.com?

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Hello, I'm having big problems while configuring new router/firewall box. There's old box which is working fine, but it's 10 years old (P1, 133Mhz, 16MB Flash Disk, 64MB RAM) :$ I Have: WiFi Orinoco 5v 16bit PCMCIA adapter. Old rusty external WiFi antenna. Brand new router/firewall box (an old PC :D P4 1.8GHz, 80GB, 256MB RAM) - should do just fine, i think :-/ I Need: To replace old box with new one :) Connect to Ad-Hoc network. Give internet access to computers on local network. So, as i mentioned above, everything is working right now, but when i try …

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Hi All, Usually able to deal with PC monsters but this one has me all but beat. It's a Dell Inspiron 1525 for a colleague with 32bit Vista on it, SP1 only (SP2 wouldn't install but after a lot of online searching and trying various fixes, I decided it's the least of my worries). As the subject says, the machine can't get on to the internet via a cable or wireless signal, just gets that useless 169.254.x.x private IP address. The user says that problem started after uninstalling Norton (not sure what variant), can find out if crucial. So anyways …

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I need a little help :) My program opens up internet ports in the windows firewall for help with downloading via bit torrent or conenction issues with msn or steam. Now at the moment i have 3 settings , 1 hour, 2 hours or permenant but since this program leaves internet ports open i feel it would be a bit risky to just leave them like they are so i want to create a Till Shutdown Button Im not sure how to go about this though, would i have to use a timer to check the process list every 2 …

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In a [URL="http://www.computerworld.com.au/index.php/id;649220418;fp;16;fpid;1"]comprehensive review[/URL] of the new ZonaAlarm virtualized security environment that is ForceField, Roger Grimes praises the elegant user interface. While admitting to being a big fan of Check Point and the ZoneAlarm brand, Grimes remains skeptical of these kind of virtualization products and it would appear with good reason: because he reveals that the sandbox security client still allowed his test system to be compromised by malware within sixty seconds of browsing. "ForceField did stop many malicious Web sites from loading and many malicious programs from being installed" Grimes says "it reported stopping more than 16,000 threats from …

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