log always empty

Discussion in 'LnS English Forum' started by troublemaker, Mar 29, 2005.

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  1. troublemaker

    troublemaker Guest

    I recently switched ISP, from cable to adsl. Now the log is always empty. What's that all about?
  2. CrazyM

    CrazyM Firewall Expert

    Feb 9, 2002
    BC, Canada
    Any new hardware with this switch such as a router that may be blocking inbound traffic before LnS sees it?


  3. troublemaker

    troublemaker Guest

    The new modem seems to have a built-in firewall. Perhaps this is blocking everything?
    Anyway the current situation is very awkward.
  4. jag1967

    jag1967 Registered Member

    Sep 17, 2003
    Try turning off ther f/w in the router. If you can, you should see the log filling up in LnS.
    I have LnS behind a hardware f/w-router and the LnS log goes extremely quiet to the point you feel it's not working!

  5. troublemaker

    troublemaker Guest

    In fact, after having to reinstall Windows it's clear inbound filtering indeed isn't working at all. I'm not very good at (well, not good at all) at creating rules, so I depend on the alerts in the log to start with. Certainly for some of the programs I always use.
    Well, not this time. After allowing a\any program access to the internet (outbound filtering is working OK), it can do whatever it wants to. Without any rules for incoming traffic.
    At the moment allowing outbound=allowing inbound. This is scary.

    Does this mean the door is wide open for other traffic as well? The ShieldsUp test (grc.com) doesn't show any open ports (because of the modem with build-in firewall?).

    I hadn't noticed this before. LnS reports: PC status=not connected and IP address

    What's up?
  6. troublemaker

    troublemaker Guest

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