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Firewall for vista RC1? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Where can i find firewall that works with vista RC1?
    Saturday, September 16, 2006 9:33 PM

Answers

  • What is the wrong with the built in firewall ?
    Sunday, September 17, 2006 7:46 PM

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  • What is the wrong with the built in firewall ?
    Sunday, September 17, 2006 7:46 PM
  • The built in firewall does not allow me to contorl the applicatrions connecting the internet which is available in other firewalls. Similarly i can't able to find the complete loged detail of port scans and other intrutions to My PC.

    Sunday, September 24, 2006 4:14 AM
  • I haven't really looked at seperate / stand-alone firewalls within Microsoft Vista, but I'd suggest you take a look at the internal configuration options for Microsoft Vista Windows Firewall via the MMC console.

    You can enable this via START -> RUN -> MMC -> File -> Add/Remove Snap-in..., choosing "Windows Firewall with Advanced Security".

    You'll find that many of the configurations are linked to different "profiles", such as Domain, Private, Public. These relate to the different states Vista will assign to your network connections - so it / you can provide location hardware network configurations, making the firewall work in a tighter configuration out of the office, for example.

    You can define which profile is assigned to a particular network connection, by opening to Control Panel,  "Network and Internet" before moving onto "Network and Sharing Center", where you can see which profile your network connections are assigned to. This is shown by the text "Network (Public Network)", in my case, and I can change this by clicking the "Customize" button.

    Hope this helps.

    Joe.

     

    Monday, September 25, 2006 4:00 PM
  • there is no run box in the vista start menu. that  i can find anyway.

    so can anyone recommend a firewall apart from the vista one?

    Monday, October 2, 2006 1:34 PM
  • Mcaffee / symantec have beta versions of their corp. editions ( you need to be in the beta) Trend has a beta versio for home users.

    What do you want to run, you can always start a command prompt and run from there.

     

    Monday, October 2, 2006 2:23 PM
  • Hi,

    if i block the outgoing connections by default, is it possible to display a notification for such attempts?
    (with the built in firewall)

     

    Wednesday, November 29, 2006 1:09 AM
  • How is it possible, that some applications (eg. internet explorer) can receive incoming connections,
    although they does not have any explicit inbound rules?

     

    Wednesday, November 29, 2006 1:19 AM
  • you can configure the firewall to allow port ? (80) for iis inbound if you like

    you will need to install iis in vista , and the in vista firewall allow inbound connection

    Wednesday, November 29, 2006 3:22 AM
  •  JAYTF Security Forum Moderator wrote:

    you can configure the firewall to allow port ? (80) for iis inbound if you like

    you will need to install iis in vista , and the in vista firewall allow inbound connection

    Yes it is true. I only wanted to say, that i was a little bit surprised, that i don't need to allow the incoming direction if i for example download a file with internet explorer.

    But far more important would be a notification for outgoing connection attempts. Without that is it really strenuous to config the outgoing rules. It would be nice, if this notification contains the application name, protocoll, ip and port number. After such attempts should the firewall ideally provide a not commited outbound rule with these predefined settings and i could decide, wheter i create this rule or not.

     

     

     

    Wednesday, November 29, 2006 10:20 AM
  •  

    As you stated

    But far more important would be a notification for outgoing connection attempts. Without that is it really strenuous to config the outgoing rules. It would be nice, if this notification contains the application name, protocoll, ip and port number.

    JAY's Comment > Most END users do not know what (protocoll, ip and port number and What a service does) Some pro might

    After such attempts should the firewall ideally provide a not commited outbound rule with these predefined settings and i could decide, wheter i create this rule or not.

    JAY's Comment >You can do this as Allow/ block now or allow/ block  all the time 

    If you want the firewalll to speak simple english to user you need to convert system services request to plain english ( DNS to Looking up address for xxx)

     

    This sounds  like a good project for a 3rd party developer to make.It would be nice, But most firewall for end user are cryptics at best. (the Vista Fire wall try to use plain english)

     

     

    Wednesday, November 29, 2006 10:28 PM