"Enable Loopback" question!

Discussion in 'other firewalls' started by ratchet, Feb 17, 2011.

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  1. ratchet

    ratchet Registered Member

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    I had it in Comodo, OA and PC Tools FW. I was reading one of the threads about Private Firewall and someone mentioned it doesn't have that option. I remember when I was using NOD32 that it configured itself somewhat like a proxy and it was recommended to enable that feature in your firewall. I'm behind a router so I'm not real concerned about this but am still wondering what possible security I'm missing with PW?
     
  2. Heimdall

    Heimdall Registered Member

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    If you read the release notes for privatefirewall, they simply say

    Which, to me, suggests they're still supporting loopback requirements for applications that use something like NSPR for socket communication, they simply hide it from the user.

    I could be wrong...
     
  3. Sm3K3R

    Sm3K3R Registered Member

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    As for Firefox or PunkBuster you are never asked about loopback connections we can presume it doesnt have a loopback interception.Simple.
    Also the log doesnt show anything related to any loopbacks.
     
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