Do rules apply in automatic firewall mode?

Discussion in 'ESET Smart Security' started by alexsch8, Aug 5, 2008.

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  1. alexsch8

    alexsch8 Registered Member

    Jan 8, 2008
    I have pushed rules to workstations via ERAS to ESS to allow incoming RDP. ESS is set to automatic mode but RDP doesn't work. It works in interactive mode though.

    Is there a way to have rules govern some of the automatic traffic? I was under the impression that if I create rules in interactive mode, they would still apply when switching back to automatic.

    Why do I not want to use Interactive Mode? Well, imagine a bunch of non-techies on their newly setup PCs with a fresh install of ESS and trusting them to allow certain traffic and having them remember to check the "create rule" button...

    What is "spooler"? - I didn't start that program... must be malicious... lets not allow that and call support to ask... oh... why can't I access my printer?

    Are there rule templates for certain situations, such as setting up ESS in a AD environment etc.?
  2. shansmi

    shansmi Registered Member

    Feb 19, 2008
    auto mode works like Windows Firewall by blocking traffic in only one direction.. I forget which it is but interactive mode blocks traffic in both directions after applying rules....
  3. Marcos

    Marcos Eset Staff Account

    Nov 22, 2002
    You can switch to the policy-based mode and enable the following general rules to make the policy-based mode work like admin mode:
    1, Block all unknown outbound traffic
    2, Allow all initiated inbound traffic

    Whatever additional rule you'll create either manually or in interactive mode, they will take precedence over these general rules.
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