ESS getting poor with LAN

Discussion in 'ESET Smart Security' started by bkisc, Oct 20, 2010.

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  1. bkisc

    bkisc Registered Member

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    Hello All,

    I've been using ESET since last 3 years very happily but recently ever since I have started using LAN, ESET started messing up things in ways that freak sme out. after banging my head for a while I found a solution but I think ESET fellows should better do something about this, here's what's happening:

    I've got a desktop and a netbook, and use a crossover cable to connect them using fix ip address, either 169.254.x.x or 192.168.x.x, everything as required to configure ESET for lan is also done, like Allow Sharing, and Do not ~ Snipped as per TOS ~ up when IP changes etc. these two subnets are added to the Trusted Zone. So basically everything runs okay without fuss Except...

    The Problem: I've a high speed wireless internet USB which I use on my desktop for day to day work, so when I dial my internet connection, somehow ESET figures out that theres a Port Scanning Attack on my LAN IP address and thereafter keeps blocking port 137, 138, 139 and a few more required by Netbios.

    The Solution: I've disable IDS to stop detecting Port Scanning Attacks on UDP and TCP and this works, but at what cost ? wouldn't it make my actual internet connection vulnerable to real attack from the internet ?

    Please guys I see similar post going unanswered, Can't ESET be taught to simply ignore the Trusted Zone for everything unless told otherwise !!!

    Many Thanks in Advance ...
     
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  2. bkisc

    bkisc Registered Member

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    Finally Problem Solved, Add the network subnet in Zone and Rule setup, Address excluded from Active Protection (IDS) and then creating a rule which allows all communication from the LAN subnets. Ahh!! finally after almost 2 hours of head cranking :) But still the thing remains, a simple Trusted Zone and a check box "Do not interfere with this subnet" would have been better but anyway don't they say ESET is slightly complicated to configure
     
  3. Marcos

    Marcos Eset Staff Account

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    It is the purpose of the firewall to detect attacks even within your network. If there's a problem with a device/application producing port scan attacks, its IP address can be excluded from IDS control.
     
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