IDS Option ?

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  1. jdelgado

    jdelgado Registered Member

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    Hi,
    What is the option for "Maintain inactive TCP connections" that is located under Personal Firewall IDS and Advanced Options. I am looking for a possible option to fix an issue that I have with running a VMWare machine and download some changes to an application over ethernet. If I disabled the firewall it works with no problems but with the Firewall enabled on my host I have to try more than 10 times to succesfully download the application.

    Thanks
    JD
     
  2. ASpace

    ASpace Guest

    I am not an expert but this is how I understant it - this option is supposed to keep alive a TCP connection which after a while may become inactive . Once it become inactive and then it reactivates , ESS will then block the connection instead of allowing it . If this option is enabled , ESS will keep the TCP connection alive and will not block it afterwards.

    I have a client who had a problem with ESS v3 which doesn't have such an option but a program for online transfers they use does this.

    I think your problem is not related to this option of ESS
     
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  3. LoPhatPhuud

    LoPhatPhuud Spyware Fighter

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    If you used the bridged connection from VMWare, then make sure that you have the 'Allow Bridged Connections' checked in the Allowed Services section of the IDS options.

    I run VMware 6.52 on Vista SP1 (x86) and have no problems connecting from XP or Windows 7 quest operating systems.
     
  4. jdelgado

    jdelgado Registered Member

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    Thank you guys
     
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