Author Topic: Comodo Firewall is blocking HFS(HTTP File Server)  (Read 12434 times)

Offline pleomax02

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Comodo Firewall is blocking HFS(HTTP File Server)
« on: May 11, 2010, 04:22:04 AM »
Hi,
I have follow Firewall Tutorial for Utorrent with Comodo Internet Security and now utorrent is working.

Now when i started HFS(Http File Server) i was not getting any connection from outside.

I mean only i can see the web page using my IP, but when my friends try to open my web page they get "Connection Timeout"  :(

I already disabled windows Firewall when i started using Comodo COMODO Internet Security 4.0.135239.742 in Windows XP SP3.

But when i disable the Firewall they can open my web page.

How should i configure Comodo Firewall so that HFS will work when firewall is enabled?? ???

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Re: Comodo Firewall is blocking HFS(HTTP File Server)
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2010, 04:38:45 AM »
Did you open your HFS port?
If it ain't broke... fix it until it is.

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Re: Comodo Firewall is blocking HFS(HTTP File Server)
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2010, 02:19:33 PM »
I selected HFS as a trusted application but it didn't work.

I don't know how else to open HFS's port, i mean port 80.

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Re: Comodo Firewall is blocking HFS(HTTP File Server)
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2010, 07:02:27 PM »
Change the rule for the HFS app from ALLOW to ASK.  What kind of alerts do you get when somebody tries to access the web page?  If you're not getting any alerts, then its a different app that's getting hit instead, OR some global rule is intercepting access attempts.

Global rules are implemented first inbound, then application specific.  For outbound its by application first, then global rules.

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Re: Comodo Firewall is blocking HFS(HTTP File Server)
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2010, 10:50:52 AM »
I get this alert from Comodo when someone  tries to access my web page:


But even after allowing it others cannot enter my web page.

What sort of Global Rules should i create?

In my first post i mentioned that i followed the utorrent guide from this forum, can you kindly take a look at that guide and tell me if that is blocking HFS?

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Re: Comodo Firewall is blocking HFS(HTTP File Server)
« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2010, 11:07:07 PM »
There is no one who can solve this problem? (:SAD)

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Re: Comodo Firewall is blocking HFS(HTTP File Server)
« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2010, 08:33:29 PM »
Can you show show me a screenshot of your Global Rules (Firewall --> Advanced --> Network Security Policy) as well as your Application Rules (Firewall --> Advanced --> Network Security Policy)?

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Re: Comodo Firewall is blocking HFS(HTTP File Server)
« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2010, 11:48:46 PM »
Screenshot of my Global Rules (Firewall --> Advanced --> Network Security Policy)


Application Rules (Firewall --> Advanced --> Network Security Policy)


BTW i forgot to mention that Strong DC++ also doesn't work when Comodo Firewall is enabled(Safe Mode).

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Re: Comodo Firewall is blocking HFS(HTTP File Server)
« Reply #8 on: May 15, 2010, 04:47:50 AM »
I'm glad that somebody responded at least.

I appologize for the hiatus since my response (college final exams).   O0

I'll look at your stuff and see what I come up with.

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Re: Comodo Firewall is blocking HFS(HTTP File Server)
« Reply #9 on: May 15, 2010, 12:41:27 PM »
Thanks for the screenies. Do your friends try to connect from the LAN or from the web?
« Last Edit: May 15, 2010, 04:18:47 PM by EricJH »

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Re: Comodo Firewall is blocking HFS(HTTP File Server)
« Reply #10 on: May 15, 2010, 01:31:16 PM »
I tried both. The screenshot was when my friend tried to enter from LAN. But i also asked my friends to access from the web and the weren't able to enter my web page. :(

BTW thanks WxMan1 for looking into it.

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Re: Comodo Firewall is blocking HFS(HTTP File Server)
« Reply #11 on: May 15, 2010, 04:25:43 PM »
The application rule you made for HFS will only respond to traffic coming from the local network.

In conjunction with the application rule you made you need to make a Global Rule to have an open port for incoming traffic. Read the following tutorial I made. Substitute the port number and protocol for your situation.

To open the port TCP 1723 for example

First step is to determine the MAC or Physical address of you network connector. Go to Start --> Run --> cmd --> enter --> a black box will show up and enter the following --> ipconfig /all  (notice the space before /all) --> enter --> now look up the Physical address and write it down.

Notice that Physical address = MAC address

Firewall --> Advanced --> Network Security policy --> Global Rules --> Add --> fill in the following:
Action: Allow
Protocol: TCP
Direction: In
Description: Incoming Port 

Source address: Any
Destination Address: Choose MAC address and fill in the found MAC/Physical address
Source Port: Any
Destination Port: 1723


Then push Apply --> Now make sure that the new rule is somewhere above the basic block rule(s) as the bottom (the block rules have red icons); you can drag and drop the rules --> Ok.

Now the situation will work for the LAN. To be able to receive traffic from the web you need to change the HFS rule. You think you can handle that?

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Re: Comodo Firewall is blocking HFS(HTTP File Server)
« Reply #12 on: May 16, 2010, 12:16:41 AM »
EricJH i followed your rule with LAN and for HFS Rule i am not sure.

I tried doing the same thing you mentioned with the HFS Rule from Firewall>Advanced>Network Security Policy>Application Rules>HFS>Edit>Add and added you rule with port 80 as Destination port.

But it didn't work. Am i doing it wrong?
« Last Edit: May 16, 2010, 02:34:08 AM by pleomax02 »

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Re: Comodo Firewall is blocking HFS(HTTP File Server)
« Reply #13 on: May 16, 2010, 07:31:19 PM »
You could make the following rule for HFS application rule:

Action: Allow
Protocol: TCP
Direction: In
Description: Server port for incoming traffic

Source address: Any
Destination Address: Choose MAC address and fill in the found MAC/Physical address
Source Port: Any
Destination Port: 80

Let us know how things go. When it doesn't work please post screenshots of your Global Rules and the HFS application rule.

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Re: Comodo Firewall is blocking HFS(HTTP File Server)
« Reply #14 on: May 17, 2010, 03:33:25 AM »
 :'( It didn't work again.
Here are the screenshots:






But when Comodo Firewall is Disabled then:


BTW did you guys also tried HFS yourself? I mean is this an isolated problem or everyone using Comodo Firewall is facing the same problem?

 

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