webcam monitoring software

Hey everyone,
I have a question about the settings for CIS 6 firewall - I have a webcam monitoring/surveillance software (webcamXP, yawcam…) but since updating to CIS 6 I cannot access it from the outside. I have forwarded all the ports correctly, as I have with CIS5 and everything was woriking fine, but in CIS6 it does not.
After disabling the firewall completely, I can access the webcam correctly.
I have tried also learning mode, and other modes but with no success.

I have the same problem with another computer, different brand and configuraton, also WINDOWS 7, and on another network entirely…

hoping for some solutions… thanks!

Could you post the applications rules for the application(s) as well as the global rules?

in the global rule, I made a rule ‘webcam’ allow TCP in/out from any to any address, from to port 8080, and I made another rule, with the same settings in the application rules for the actual .exe file

these are the last setting that I tried and that are currently in place, I other various others which I don’t recall…


Could you do this for testing?

For the application rule:
Rule 1:
Action: Allow
Protocol: TCP
Direction: In
Source Address: Any
Destination Address: Any
Source Port: Any
Destination Port: 8080

Rule 2:
Action: Allow
Protocol: TCP
Direction: Out
Source Address: Any
Destination Address: Any
Source Port: Any
Destination Port: Any

still nothing

Could you give a screen shot of application rules for the program and the global rules? I currently don’t have a clear image of all the rules and there could be a certain rule the negates all the other rules or just perhaps a rule that has been done incorrectly.

Does it work if you disable CIS6?

Ewen :slight_smile:

yes, when I disable it, everything is OK
even when i try with windows firewall turned on

i will try to post the screenshots


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Hmm I don’t see any rules that would block it :-\ I really don’t know, perhaps panic or someone else has a better idea. Sorry.

Thanks nevertheless, Sanya:)

To get Webcam access from an external address working, we need to have several factors in place (factors are in standard text, notes are in italics);

  1. the PC running the camera server software needs to have a static ip address (This is critical because of hte port forwarding)
  2. the required inbound ports for the camera server need to be port forwarded to the ip address of the PC running the cam server software (See above point)

At this point, an inbound request to the camera server is past your router and can now run around your internal network (assuming the port forwarding is working OK) looking for the camera server. We know we’re good to this point as it works when CIS6 is turned OFF.

  1. CIS6 on the camera server PC needs to have an inbound firewall rule to allow the inbound request in

[i]Create a global firewall rule with the following parameters;
ACTION : Allow
DESCRIPTION : Meaningful name for webcam access
DESTINATION ADDRESS : IPv4 single address - the static address of the camera server
DESTINATION PORT : Required port for the camera server software

Make sure this rule is above any block rule that could negate it.

At this point, our inbound request should have passed through the router, around your internal LAN and, as it satisfies the global rule conditions above, should be allowed past the CIS firewall.

AFAIK, this is all that should be needed. It’s all I’ve ever done to get Webcam servers working in the past.

Hope this helps,
Ewen :slight_smile:

WOW!! You’re good:)
it works!


I’m not good - CIS is that good!!!

It can be a “set and forget” security solution OR it lets you get stuck into the “nuts and guts” if you want or need to.

It is one of the most flexible and comprehensive security architectures I’ve ever dealt with.

Don’t thank me - thank Comodo!!! :-TU :-TU :-TU :-TU

Ewen :slight_smile: