Confirm application access twice??

Discussion in 'LnS English Forum' started by SimonW, Jul 8, 2004.

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  1. SimonW

    SimonW Registered Member

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    Hi,
    Occasionally two dialog boxes appear one after the other for the same application when it first tries to access the net.

    The first shows the correct path to the exe, the second has the short filename equivalent ( ~ symbols in them - what you see when you do a dir / x command ) but in both cases it leads to the same program.

    Any idea why this might happen?

    SimonW
     
  2. gkweb

    gkweb Expert Firewall Tester

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    Hi,

    the subject has already been talked about, it's just that in Windows programs can be called either by their full path or by their short name path, which at the end is a different path regarding the string in itself, whilst being the same path regarding the true location.

    May be it's to avoid short path name masquerading (or hijacking) that Look'n'Stop does not "sanitize" the short path into full path before check, but I honestly don't know exactly why.

    regards,

    gkweb.
     
  3. SimonW

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    Thanks for the reply :)
    I'll have to find the other thread (s).

    (I just wondered whether I should delete one of the entries in the application list)
     
  4. gkweb

    gkweb Expert Firewall Tester

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    Hi,

    actually there is such a thread in the french forum, not sure about the english thought :rolleyes:

    So keep it ;)

    regards,

    gkweb.
     
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