1. What version of CIS, or Comodo Firewall, are you currently using:
2. What actually happened or you saw:
If “Do not show popup alerts”>>Allow requests option is checked in firewall settings, CIS does not create rules enties in aplication rules section. It just either allows or blocks access.
3. What you wanted to happen or see:
If “Do not show popup alerts”>>Allow requests is checked in firewall settings, “Create rules for unknown applications” option should become available. If checked CIS should create default allow rules in application rules section, similar to auto rules creation for safe applications if “Create rules for safe applications” is checked. However, that option should be disabled by default.
4. Why you think it is desirable:
This will help advanced users to keep track of programs using the internet if “do not show alerts” setting is enabled. Also, it will be helpful if you install CIS for your friend/relative, who is an average user, because you can check later and make corrections to the firewall rules, if needed (since application rules have priority over “do not show alerts” setting).
5. Any other information:
I think the general idea is for advanced users to disable the option to “Do not show alerts”. Thus, it is meant mainly for novice users or those who do not want to mess with their configuration too often.
Also, if default allow or block rules were made, wouldn’t this mean that if a user later decided to disable this, and create the rules themselves, they would first need to go through the extra work of tracking down and removing all of the rules which were created? If so, then I worry this may actually end up making more work for advanced users.
What do you think, or am I misunderstanding your request?
hmm… Ok maybe auto create only “allow” rules then?
I just think that leaving “do not show alerts”>>allow option is kinda lowering security a bit, since you allow everything out (cuz incoming connections must go through global rules first)…on the other hand there aren’t really many times when you need to block a program’s outgoing connection.
If CIS were to auto-create only “allow” rules, there won’t be any need for advanced users to delete them. So it will be same as creating rules for safe applications…just for unkown ones.
Perhaps make it an option so that those who don’t want rules created can keep it that way? I believe that would satisfy both stances on this, no?
Making it an option works for me too.
It can be grayed out unless “do not show alerts” is chacked.
Okay, please edit the first post to show how you would like to see this implemented.
Okay. I made some minor changes to the first post and added a poll.
Let me know if everything seems correct. If it is I will forward this to the Waiting Area for voting.
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