Running: Windows XP Pro SP2, Comodo 126.96.36.199 (Custom Level), Netgear DG834GT Wireless router, Broadcom 440x 10/100 Integrated Controller. (IP address is obtained via DHCP however a single address is reserved by MAC code).
First off, here are my rules:
(The Broadcom line is cut-off on two rules, but reads “Broadcom 440x 10/100 Integrated Controller - Packet Scheduler Minipoprt - 192.168.0.0/192.168.0.255…” for both)
Please assume my networking knowledge is quite limited and that I dont fully understand how the Network Monitor works.
I installed Comodo some time ago and for the majority or things, I would just ‘OK’ (and Remember my answer) for the prompts. One thing that I did have trouble with was allowing other machines on my home network to ‘see’ my shared folders. I cant recall what I did, but Im sure I added a rule which seemed to remedy the issue.
Since then I have installed RealVNC, a Shoutcast server, uTorrent (p2p client). When I installed these, I carried out port-forwarding via the router. Once this was done, the servers operated with no problems.
I was helping someone else with Comodo the other day (installing tight VNC) and after we did port-fowarding, no connection could be made to the server. After looking at the firewall guides on port-forward, it became apparent that the listening port needed a rule in Comodo. The rule was added, moved to the top of the list and then we were able to connect.
The problem is, is that I am now concerned that I didnt have to do this for any of my servers, and Im worried that maybe I created a rule that has opened up all my ports.
Any advice would be appreciated.