Private Firewall:blocking ports

Discussion in 'other firewalls' started by 333, Feb 13, 2012.

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  1. 333

    333 Registered Member

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    Hi, I have been using PF for a few months now and think that it is not a bad firewall.

    The problem is that I can't seem to be able to block any ports directly.

    Does anyone know if this is possible and if so how?
     
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    I don't know about the new .26 version since I haven't installed it yet.

    In prior versions, all firewall rules were application specific. Therefore, I never found a way to globally block specific ports. I found that interesting since almost every firewall has that capability including the WIN 7 firewall.
     
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    Thanks itman . I think you are correct. It looks like it is not possible to

    selectively block a port. It is funny that they do not include this option.

    As you say most firewalls do include this. This is a shame as I do like

    Private firewall.

    Maybe I will take a look at Win 7 firewall.
     
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