Firewall config. for iPhone Remote App?

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  1. lalu728

    lalu728 Registered Member

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    Hello everyone, I have the ESET Smart Security software, but everytime I open iTunes and try to connect with iPhone Remote App, iTunes does not detect the app. However, when I disable the firewall, it detects the app right away. I am a noob when it comes to configuring firewalls. Can anyone help me with configuring the firewall so the app gets detected with iTunes. Thank You.
     
  2. agoretsky

    agoretsky Eset Staff Account

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    Hello,

    Perhaps ESET knowledgebase article #760, "iTunes not working with your ESET security product?" will be of assistance. It is specifically for iTunes and does not mention the iPhone, but perhaps will work with this other Apple product.

    Regards,

    Aryeh Goretsky
     
  3. kidnz

    kidnz Registered Member

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    I tried to exclude TightVNC by those steps above. But my Eset still not allow any connection to my PC. Is there a solution to this. BTW, Im running windows vista.
     
  4. neonix

    neonix Registered Member

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    This is because the ESET firewall blocks mDNSResponder.exe, the Bonjour service responsible for communication between iTunes and Remotes.

    You would have to switch your firewall to Interactive mode and then make a rule to allow all connections on C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe



    I have encountered a problem though. In Interactive mode, ESET doesn't ask me to allow or deny programs when I run them. It just denies all connections unless I make a rule for that program. I can't possibly go and create a new rule for every program and process.. Does anyone know why it doesn't ask me?
     
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