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CFP 184.108.40.206 Database 3.0
Connection: Dial Up [ at ] Home; Satellite [ at ] Work
Windows XP SP2 with current updates
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CFP Replaced EZ Firewall
Question from a NOOB . . . :BNC I just ran a port probe on my computer . . .
It initially came back with a warning that Port 80 HTTP was open and acting as an Internet Server. I recalled CFP asking me if I wanted to allow firefox.exe to act as a server. I went into:
Security Application Monitor
There were four entries for “firefox.exe”
1)firefox.exe - Destination: Any; Port: Any; Protocol:TCP/UDP In/Out; Allow
2)firefox.exe - Destination: Any; Port: Any; Protocol:TCP In; Allow
3)firefox.exe - Destination: Any; Port: Any; Protocol:TCP Out; Allow
4)firefox.exe - Destination: Any; Port: Any; Protocol:UDP Out; Allow
Not fully knowing what I was doing, I jumped in and made changes . . .
3)firefox.exe - Destination: Any; Port: Any; Protocol:TCP Out; Ask
4)firefox.exe - Destination: Any; Port: Any; Protocol:UDP Out; Ask
Ran the port probe again
Shoot! Now Port 21 FTP AND Port 80 HTTP are open! O.K., there’s more than one way to skin a cat! Created new rule . . .
Security Network Monitor +Add
Block & Log; Protocol - TCP/UDP In/Out; Source - Any; Destination - Any; Criteria - Where Source Port Is In [21,80] and Destination Port is ANY
Ran the port probe again and Ports 21, 23, 25, 79, 80, 110, 139, 143, 443 are all coming back, “This port is completely invisible to the outside world.”
O.K. the ports are secure . . . but did I shoot myself in the foot? Web browsing seems to be working O.K., however, I haven’t tried my FTP, or several other programs yet. Did I screw up or is this O.K.? Should I delete ALL four of the firefox.exe entries and start again, with a different answer to the ‘Act as a server’ question for firefox.exe? Should I delete or modify my new rule?
Thanks for a great product and any help.