FFXI and ESET firewall

Discussion in 'ESET Smart Security' started by shiarua, Apr 1, 2008.

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  1. shiarua

    shiarua Registered Member

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    So I wake up this morning and try to log into FFXI...I can get into the game and select my character, but as soon as it tries to log my character onto the server, I get an error: FFXI-3001

    I have narrowed the problem down to being the ESET Smart Security Firewall...I can connect to the server if it is disabled. I have it on automatic filtering right now, and would like to keep it this way. Any idea what I can do?

    edit: Btw, Im running XP SP2...tried uninstalling ESET and resinstalling...no luck there
     
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  2. shansmi

    shansmi Registered Member

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    try running it in interactive mode just to see if it asks to allow the traffic... save your choice just to see what rule gets built...then maybe put it back in auto mode and add in the rule...auto mode only blocks incoming traffic not outbound (acts like Windows Firewall). Intreractive will block in both directions but tell you when it does giving you the choice to allow that specific traffic....
     
  3. COSMO26

    COSMO26 Registered Member

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    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?p=1210436&postcount=1

    Quoting Marcos
    : "Create the appropriate rule in the interactive mode, then switch to the policy-based (admin) mode and make sure the rules "allow all outbound traffic" as well as "block all unknown inbound traffic" are enabled. It will work like in automatic mode then and the rule you've created for printer sharing will be applied as well.

    Surely your answer is in this post (+ Shansmi) with one clarification that Marcos needs to make: There is no "block all unknown inbound traffic" in (my 3.0.642.0) P-based list but There IS "Allow Initiated Inbound Traffic" - Isn't that what he means? Also, Zekeblue asked /wasn't answered that - if you check "Allow all Outbound Traffic" - do you Un-Chk "Block all Unknown Outbound Traffic" or Leave Chk'd?

    SO, It appears that you can make rules in Interactive that Apply when you switch to Policy-based, and that with the Settings Marcos gives for Pol-b the result is the Same as Operating in Automatic with Rules. Tried to get this clarified earlier with no luck but this is basic, Essential Firewall stuff and it would seem so easy to clear up a lot of questions that HELP fails to do IF someone will do it AND STICKY IT.
     
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