After doing a clean reinstall of Comodo CIS to version 3.13.126709.581 I was restting my trusted applications and opened the Network Rules facet. I noticed that I have just got a Loopback Zone [127.0.0.1 / 255.0.0.0] in there but no mention of a Local Area Network #1 at all. It is not something I have noticed before and I seem to be connecting to the internet ok. I was sure that I had a LAN#1 before but this may have been when I shared this connection with my son and we had two computers on this broadband connection.
Now I only have the one PC at home. My system is Win XP Home SP3 and I have a Virgin Media broadband connection via a cable modem and Fast Ethernet connection with no router. Should I add a LAN#1 to my Network Rules?. I have always set a specific Allow and Log rule regarding ports 67 and 68 which my IP uses to renew my address but noticed since reinstalling that it is being logged nearly every 2-3 minutes. Does this seem excessive to anyone and could this have to do with me not having a LAN#1 Network Rule?.
can’t understand why there is no reply to this. This must mean it is either so stupid a question that it isn’t worth an explanation or it is so hard that it defies an explanation. I have done a search on LAN’s and am even more confused now. Surely some one can tell me if I need a Local Area Network connection to work alongside the Loopback Zone or is the default Loopback Zone adequate and I don’t need a LAN#1?
I am using the proactive mode everything is on and working. I can surf the net and do everything my PC is supposed to do. What I seem to see with other users is in My Network Connections they have the Loopback Zone at the top and underneath they have a Local Area Network #1 Zone while in mine I only have the Loopback Zone. Everything seems to be working so maybe I don’t need a LAN zone. I just thought that someone here could tell me yes or no.