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November 14th, 2007, 09:55 AM
Security Suite's firewall blocked an inbound Generic Host Process for Win32 Services - supposedly from MS Windows Publisher. I was going to allow it, but in checking the Remote Computer IP Address, it seems to be in Japan??? I'm attaching a view of my window showing the notice and information on the process. I'm really confused and not knowledgeable about this. What might you guys suggest?
November 14th, 2007, 10:21 AM
nothing to worry about. Your PC is synchronizing time. Port 123 is a standard for NTP (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Network_Time_Protocol) protocol. This is not Japan, here is what that IP is -
OrgName: Microsoft Corp
Address: One Microsoft Way
NetRange: 220.127.116.11 - 18.104.22.168
NetType: Direct Assignment
You should allow this (if you use 'Windows Time' service), better yet, select 'Advanced options' on that popup, and create a custom rule which allows any remote IP on port 123 ;) as Windows tends to update your PC time via various servers worldwide.
November 14th, 2007, 10:38 AM
I created a custom rule. Thanks!!!!
November 14th, 2007, 10:41 AM
You're most welcome :thumb:
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