Could ESS be blocking Internet time?

Discussion in 'ESET Smart Security' started by dwalker60, Jul 19, 2009.

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  1. dwalker60

    dwalker60 Registered Member

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    Using ESS 3.0.684.0 with Vista Home Premium.

    Something appears to be blocking the system's attempt to update the time by reference to the Internet. Every attempt to update the time with any of the servers listed in the time/calendar client produces the error message "The client fails sending out a request."

    If it is the ESS firewall, is there a rule I can set to allow the time/calendar client the necessary access?

    Many thanks.
     
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  3. ASpace

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    Unfortunately , ESET doesn't listen to their clients enough and it has been suggested numerous times but who cares... It is very simple to edit the default rule they have created in ESS so that it allows this basic service .

    Allow : Both (In and Out)
    Local/Remote port : 123 (NTP)
    Local - Application : %windir%\system32\svchost.exe

    Currently this traffic is allowed only in the Trusted zone but in order to update the time , access to Microsoft servers (for example - time.microsoft.com) is required. Neither MS Servers nor anyone else is by default in the trusted zone ... A very simple change is needed and it has been suggested since v3 release . I am not a firewall expert but I think this rule will not post a security risk to people's machines/data

    Allow : Both (In and Out)
    Local/Remote port : 123 (NTP)
    Local - Application : %windir%\system32\svchost.exe
    To be allowed to access the Internet
     
  4. agoretsky

    agoretsky Eset Staff Account

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    Hello,

    Your request to add a new default rule to the firewall to allow NTP traffic from the Windows Time service has been noted.

    Regards,

    Aryeh Goretsky
     
  5. ASpace

    ASpace Guest

    Thank you very much ! Glad to hear it from you .

    Hopefully , this time , it turns into reality :thumb:
     
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