GSS/RegDefend/AppDefend Documentation?

Discussion in 'Ghost Security Suite (GSS)' started by psychosmurf, Feb 23, 2008.

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  1. psychosmurf

    psychosmurf Registered Member

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    Hi Everyone,

    Is there any kind of comprehensive RegDefend/AppDefend doc anywhere?

    I ask because I ran into a situation where GSS was eating up a crud load of memory and a huge chunk of my CPU cycles and after going through the forums I found that it was because my p2p application's allowed network connections were being logged and generating (literally) tens of thousands of entries in a very short time (in fact, after having the machine up for an extended period of time it would crash because GSS would simply consume all of the physical memory - and that was with 4 GB of RAM and an 8 GB page file :eek: ).

    To fix this, I went into GSS|AppDefend and turned off logging on the Network Access entry for my p2p app and in doing this, I noticed that there were three states available for the checkbox: Checked, Uncheked and something in the middle (i.e., checked but the check was low-lighted as if there were a subset of options that had entries enabled and disabled). I was curious what this in between state meant and what the difference was between checked and in between checked but when I went searching for doc, I couldn't find anything - that includes searching the Ghost Security site, in the installation directory and the forums. I'm positive I'm just being dense and missing it but I really can't find it and it would be most helpful to have.

    Anyone know of anything that might be beneficial?

    Many thanks,
    P
     
  2. tonyjl

    tonyjl Registered Member

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    If i remember correctly,the 'inbetween checked' means it will only log when the permission is set to '.Default'. So if you change the permission to 'allow' or whatever,if want it to log,you have to change to 'checked'.
     
  3. topmoxie

    topmoxie Registered Member

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    This has nothing to do with GSS but dont rally think its necessary to have a pageing file at all if yo have 4 g of ram
     
  4. psychosmurf

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    Thanks for the note TopMoxie, but a paging file is ALWAYS a good idea when running with Windows. Otherwise you risk filling your physical memory and causing your machine to crash resulting in possible data loss. The page file is there as a back up in case that happens and as history has taught us repeatedly; backups with Windows are a veritable necessity. Futher to this end, in my case, a paging is an absolute necessity because I do a lot of virtualization work which eats up huge amounts of physical memory and with all my little gadgets that I run, I run out of physical memory quick and sometimes out of virtual memory as well.

    But back to the point of the point of this post: thanks for answering the checkbox question TonyJL but that still leaves me with no documentation on the rest of the application. While I agree that it is simplistic in its nature; if I had exposure to Doc I could have saved myself a truck load of work trying to figure out why my computer had all of a sudden starting slowing to a crawl and crashing because it was running out of physical memory. I've never in my experience used a program that maintained logs in RAM indefinitely like GSS does. Having that information on hand could have prevented the problems I encountered and may save someone else the same headaches.

    So back to original question, is there Doc on the application anywhere that anyone knows of?
     
  5. tonyjl

    tonyjl Registered Member

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    The only one i know of is the online version

    http://www.ghostsecurity.com/gsshelp/

    And don't forget this is still only a 'BETA' version. Hopefully this will all be fixed in the final release.
     
  6. psychosmurf

    psychosmurf Registered Member

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    Thanks, TonyJL! That's a great start. I appreciate you and your time.
     
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    Your welcome.
     
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