Just installed Comodo Firewall 3 Alpha for Vista. Seems to be working great. not had any major problems so far. However it is blocking incoming requests to connect to my WinSSHD server which is listening on port 22.
I’ve added the SSH’s windows service (.exe) into the security policy as a “Trusted Application” but its still blocking the request on the port.
I’m having trouble finding out where you open and close ports. I’ve found a ports set list where you can group ports into custom catergories but thats all.
Ok Looking in the firewall logs I get this:
Application: System Idle Process
Source IP: My External IP. Won’t put here for security reasons
Source Port: 54501
Destination I.P: 192.168.0.5 (My Router is forwarding the request to the correct computer)
Destination Port: 22 (Correct also)
Since it claimed it was the system idle process I setup a rule as follows:
Network Security Policy > Add > Select Running Process > “System Idle Process” > Select.
Use Custom Rule Set > Add
Source Address > Any
Distination Address > Single IP > 192.168.0.5
Source Port > Any
Distination Port > 22 > OK
Tried again and still blocks it. is this a bug or am I doing something wrong?
I even put an alert on it so it would inform me when the rule is acted upon. and I never got an alert.
— As a final resort is there anyway to switch off port blocking etc… and just use the program control? My Router is good enough on the ports side of things.