I have two ports open in Comodo for E Mule (in the Global rules of Network Policy). Part of the time Comodo doesn’t open them. E Mule will report then that the connection to the E Donkey and Kademlia network is firewalled.
Testing showed that every other reboot the ports are open. So, when the ports are closed just reboot and the ports will be open. When rebooting again the ports will be closed… reboot and the ports will be open again… (Note that the ports on the router are always open).
The same thing applies for logging of and logging back in on my Vista user account. It also applies to shutting down and then starting the computer.
Temporarily disabling AVG antivirus and Peer Guardian made not difference.
Edit. Exiting and starting the program has the same effect.Ramancars found out that closing and exiting the program helped with a similar problem with Comodo forgetting the Defense + rules every other time.
To see if it is a firewall setting problem please set the firewall to allow all.
If the DC++ problems are still there then it should be a compatibility problem.
Do you have any other security software installed (like antivirus, spyware detectors and such?
Well… very strange but I’ve checked everything and nothing seems to interfere with DC++. I have Avira AntiVir as antivirus.
My DC++ worked very well till I installed Comodo. Then downloads and search function stopped working.
I’ve checked “Allow all” under firewall but nothing… the problem is still there.
When I start my computer, I open Comodo and see for a standard UDP rule that I have created under any application.
If the IP is inverted from what it should be, I right click on Comodo icon in the system tray and exit. Give a couple of minutes for it to unload completely and restart Comodo from Start-Programs.
Works for me each time. And hope it is corrected in next version!
I cannot comment on Avira as I don’t use it. I am using AVG anti virus that is free as well and throughout the years has never showed to be a troublemaker. It sits without problems besides other anti virus programs. Another advantage is that it scans emails. In tests Avira and AVG are usually in the same league.
When I stop and start the firewall to let E Mule work I also have to stop and start E Mule as well. Otherwise one of the two ports remains closed. May be this is of help.
Thank you for your help… the problem seems to be solved now. :BNC
Here’s what I’ve done… I’ve tried everything you suggested and seemed not to work, then I’ve uninstalled Avira and after restart, I’ve opened ApexDC++. Suddenly, Windows Firewall popped up saying: “ApexDC++ was blocked for your safety…: Keep Blocking, Unblock”. I was astonished that I knew Windows Firewall was disabled. I choose Unblock and now my ApexDC++ works as it should. (with Avira enabled also).
I went to Control Panel-> Security Center-> Windows firewall and I turned it off… My bad… I was sure it is turned off. Now it is strange it didn’t said anything till I uninstalled Avira.
Anyway, now everything is good. Thank you all for suggestions! (V)
You mean the yellow triangle thingy with an exclamation point?
I saw that sometimes on a pc without cpf I never found a solution to that but if you are not affected by the ip reversal bug you could try to create an item on “my network” in firewall\common tasks and then you could use the Firewall stealth Configuration wizard in firewall\common tasks to make your private lan ip range (eg. 192.0.0.0 netmask 255.255.255.0) trusted using “I would like to be completely visible from within a trusted network” option.