Firewall Warning (question)

Discussion in 'ESET Smart Security' started by CDreier, Nov 14, 2007.

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  1. CDreier

    CDreier Registered Member

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    Security Suite's firewall blocked an inbound Generic Host Process for Win32 Services - supposedly from MS Windows Publisher. I was going to allow it, but in checking the Remote Computer IP Address, it seems to be in Japano_O I'm attaching a view of my window showing the notice and information on the process. I'm really confused and not knowledgeable about this. What might you guys suggest?
     

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  2. Seer

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    Hello :)

    nothing to worry about. Your PC is synchronizing time. Port 123 is a standard for NTP protocol. This is not Japan, here is what that IP is -

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    OrgName: Microsoft Corp
    OrgID: MSFT
    Address: One Microsoft Way
    City: Redmond
    StateProv: WA
    PostalCode: 98052
    Country: US

    NetRange: 207.46.0.0 - 207.46.255.255
    CIDR: 207.46.0.0/16
    NetName: MICROSOFT-GLOBAL-NET
    NetHandle: NET-207-46-0-0-1
    Parent: NET-207-0-0-0-0
    NetType: Direct Assignment
    NameServer: NS1.MSFT.NET
    NameServer: NS5.MSFT.NET
    NameServer: NS2.MSFT.NET
    NameServer: NS3.MSFT.NET
    NameServer: NS4.MSFT.NET
    Comment:
    RegDate: 1997-03-31
    Updated: 2004-12-09


    You should allow this (if you use 'Windows Time' service), better yet, select 'Advanced options' on that popup, and create a custom rule which allows any remote IP on port 123 ;) as Windows tends to update your PC time via various servers worldwide.

    Cheers.
     
  3. CDreier

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    Nick,
    I created a custom rule. Thanks!!!!
     
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    You're most welcome :thumb:
     
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