I have install the comodo firewall to a total remote windows 2003 server that I keep my web pages.
Now this is not so easy (:SAD) because if anything go wrong, the firewall can block my remote desktop and lock the computer for ever, and from distance I can not do nothing, and the people there also they can not do nothing because the computer is on a rack, with out any monitor, etc…
(V) Now I like to notice some futures that I like to see in comodo, I think that they very simple can is just a modification to the process of comodo firewall.
To let me modify the settings, just after setup, and before restart the computer,
at least the network control rules.
At that moment all the buttons are dissable and must do that by hand on registry, right after install it and just before restart it.
To have an option that always starts with “allow all”, I have done this also with automations and manual by change the registry.
Why that ?
In a remote computer, any simple error on firewall settings can be catastrofik !
So in any error like that, I can do remote reboot, then the firewall start with “allow all” and I can login again and refix firewall settings.
Now I have did this: I run a script file, on every system reboot, thats modify the registry of comodo, and of cource I have disable the comodo setting protection. (very anxius for me - all that)
The “block all”, is very easy to press !, and in a remote enviroment this is dangerous. Must have at least a question, a timer to ask like norton, somthing to not block us totally out.
Of cource the fantastic future to edit it, using remote web pages… ok maybe this is far way, but is a must cool option that can make comodo to be number one firewall in this area.
The “allow all for the first time” future, when first time install it from remote, its cool to allow every aplication in the first hour, and learn it and keep it,
This way, I can install it to the remote server and not block anything out (like the ports of web, name server, ssh and remote desktop) so is not block me out.
The most attacts that happend to server is not so critical for couple of hours on the first install of a server, and epsecial in new ips server that nowone know them.
Thank you in advanced.
Now the comodo run on my server 2003, and I have made automation for the above thinks, but is very anxious for me to keep working good and not block me out from an error of me.