Firewalls/server rights:

Discussion in 'other firewalls' started by SG1, Aug 15, 2004.

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  1. SG1

    SG1 Registered Member

    Jan 16, 2003
    In the tools-services-downloads section of this site, it is stated to give no program server rights re the firewall: well, after installing DRW's AV its mail checker (or firewall, proper) asked for such rights. If I disallow it, MWPro of course, can't check for mail. But, I think my (older 2.6.231 free ZA) firewall showed DRW's mail checker listening on port 1299, and I think only 25 or 110 is involved in mail process, isn't it?

    And I've also long had Naviscope, (an anti-ads/anti-javascript program) in use, and it's listening on port 81 often times; ZA shows it to have hand under the program symbol which implies server rights for said program.

    So... while GRC stealth test show the firewall working just great, have I misunderstood the apps based approach?

    In other words in my older ZA firewall, if I right click an app's name and then under Internet heading, do I check Allow for the program and then also click Disallow Server?

    Then if I right click the app name again, under Local Network category: the program is Allowed, and is allowed Server Rights. (We have just the one PC here at home, on dial-up connection).

    Beffudled somedays, more than others, I guess.
    Thanks for help/info, SG1 (Pat)
  2. bigc73542

    bigc73542 Retired Moderator

    Sep 21, 2003
    SW. Oklahoma
    If I remember the way ZA works I believe that is what you do. Allow an app but disallow server rights.
  3. Blackspear

    Blackspear Global Moderator

    Dec 2, 2002
    Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
    Messenger requires Server Rights, as does Nod32 Anti-virus, other than this I don't allow anything else, then again I'm not running DRW's AV and its mail checker.

    Usually you allow program access in Zone Alarm for programs you are installing, when they try to access the internet. The great majority of programs do not ask for and do not require server rights...

    Hope this helps...

    Cheers :D
  4. Peaches4U

    Peaches4U Registered Member

    Nov 22, 2002
    At my computer
    i am set up that only approved programs can access the internet - zero have server rights and that includes messenger. zonealarm pro's program control is set with o_O for server rights and anything requesting same ZAPro will ask for permission giving me the option to allow or deny. .

    under ZAPRO privacy u can set ur mobile code and cookie controls,
  5. CrazyM

    CrazyM Firewall Expert

    Feb 9, 2002
    BC, Canada
    Hi SG1

    Have you tried the combination of allowing server rights for the Local zone and deny for the Internet zone to see if that works?


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