Quick question about local network communications.

Discussion in 'other firewalls' started by ShaneR34, Mar 16, 2011.

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  1. ShaneR34

    ShaneR34 Registered Member

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    So, I downloaded Comodo Firewall to play around with it and seems to be working without issue.

    However, I am curious about one thing...I see a lot of blocked incoming connections from the other devices on my local network (another Win 7 PC and a printer). Why all the communication attempts?

    Still getting my head around the firewall, of course, and learning some of these things...

    Thanks :)
     
  2. GideonD

    GideonD Registered Member

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    A lot of it depends on how you have your connections set up, and if file and printer sharing is enabled. I get only one attempt from another PC on my network. Once I deny access I see no more alerts. But I have sharing turned off and most other services that need to ask. Windows Firewall blocks such attempts by default so you never see them.
     
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    My girl's printer on our network is always broadcasting itself. I just created a rule to silently block it without logging. I didn't see any way to configure it to stop that behavior, although I didn't look too hard either. ;)
     
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  4. ShaneR34

    ShaneR34 Registered Member

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    Cool, thanks guys.

    I wasn't too concerned about it, just curious why they were making all the attempts.

    I'll have a look at my network settings again (I thought I had sharing etc turned off).
     
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