i am new in this networking area. i hope you can help me. i would like to know what are the windows services need just to enable file sharing between 2 computers (via wired lan cable) ??
What should i do to comodo firewall to allow the services. What are the services that i should allow or block ??
What should i do in the network monitor section ?
Please advice. ???
I think the Windows app managing sharing of files and printers is alg.exe. Most likely svchost.exe will also require connection, but not only for that.
i would like to know what are the windows services need just to enable file sharing between 2 computers (via wired lan cable) ??
As long as you have not manually disabled any specific Services, Windows will set up the necessary configuration to allow File & Print Sharing over a wired LAN. You should only need to run the Wizards in order to set that up; if any Services are disabled that should not be, it should notify you of the problem.
Once your connection is working (without CFP in the picture - which is how you will initially need to set it up), then you configure CFP by a two-step process. Go to Security/Tasks/Add a Zone; give it a name and define the IP range (or go with the default, which is the entire subnet). Then go to Security/Tasks/Define a New Trusted Network; use the Zone you just created. This will put two rules at the top of Network Monitor; the first will Allow IP Out from Any to Zone, and the 2nd will Allow IP In from Zone to Any - this allows unencumbered communication across your LAN.