Filseclab Personal Firewall and stealthing ports

Discussion in 'other firewalls' started by HelmutBlack, Dec 9, 2005.

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  1. HelmutBlack

    HelmutBlack Registered Member

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    Hi all,

    I tested out this firewall this a.m., and it seemed pretty good. The only thing I found wrong was when I ran a test at GRC.com. 95% of the test was perfect, but it found these ports to be closed, rather than in 'stealth' mode. This made it fail the test.

    ports:

    1035
    1036
    1037
    1039

    Does anybody know how to remidy this?

    Thanks
     
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  3. HelmutBlack

    HelmutBlack Registered Member

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    Ugh, tried it and redid the scan, those ports are still showing 'closed.' Any other ideas anybody?
     
  4. Bob D

    Bob D Registered Member

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    squibbon's tip should work.
    An alternative...
    Create a rule:
    Application: (browse for your browser; IE, Firefox, whatever)
    Remote: Anynet
    Direction: In
    Time: Anytime
    Protocol: TCP
    Action: Deny
    This rule should be placed BEFORE your other browser app. rule which typically is: Anynet / All / Anytime / All / Pass.

    PS: 'Closed' ports are generally OK. Many threads here on the issue, with multiple opinions that 'stealth' vs 'closed' is overrated.

    (With rule above, or squibbon's rule mod, I achieve complete stealth)
     
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