Firewall log messages

Discussion in 'ESET Smart Security' started by bitmap, Jan 27, 2008.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. bitmap

    bitmap Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2008
    Posts:
    9
    Keep getting heaps of these in the firewall log.

    Pic_001.jpg

    Any idea what is causing them and is there a setting I need to tweek?

    Thanks.
     
  2. bitmap

    bitmap Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2008
    Posts:
    9
    I guess I didn't give much to go on so a bit more info now:

    My rules config is as follows-

    Pic_002.jpg

    Any problems here? I'm a bit nervous about the highlighted one. Hopefully any system generated rules are o/k?

    I'm a home user with only the one computer. During setup, I selected strict protection from the options below.

    Pic_003.jpg

    Could this be the problem? or maybe communications with the ADSL modem?

    Who was it that said ignorance is bliss :mad:
     
  3. COSMO26

    COSMO26 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2003
    Posts:
    404
    FWIW, I'm a single desktop Automatic FW setting/Strict and my log looks like yours starting yesterday morning and into today.
     
  4. GaryRW

    GaryRW Registered Member

    Joined:
    May 14, 2005
    Posts:
    141
    Location:
    OH, USA
    I think the log options for troubleshooting are turned on. Check under "IDS and Advanced Options"

     
  5. bitmap

    bitmap Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2008
    Posts:
    9
    Ok - unchecking the "Log all blocked connections" has stopped these from being generated. Thanks for the heads-up.

    Still wondering what persistent little program is causing them though....
     
  6. lych

    lych Registered Member

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2007
    Posts:
    17
    Well, IP addresses in the 192.168.x.x range are reserved for local area networks (i.e. you home network) and port 138 is a normal netbios port used for Windows networking. The No Usable Rule Found event log has been discussed here before (click here).

    Basically, these entries are normal and can be ignored as they are related to Microsoft Networking.
     
  7. bitmap

    bitmap Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2008
    Posts:
    9
    Thanks lych.

    Had actally just found that thread too - should have searched the forum earlier. (I did look but just didn't use the search tool properly).
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.