Setting up global rules

Discussion in 'other firewalls' started by Anakunda, Aug 16, 2018.

  1. Anakunda

    Anakunda Registered Member

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    HI--

    is it generally safe to make global rules with highest prio allowing all incoming connections from home network (192.168.x.x) and counterpart all outgoing connections to home network?
     
  2. Brummelchen

    Brummelchen Registered Member

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    in short: no

    create rules where needed but not more.
     
  3. Anakunda

    Anakunda Registered Member

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    What is the vulnerability in home network?
     
  4. Brummelchen

    Brummelchen Registered Member

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    it does not matter if home or web. security means limiting programs to address and port as needed.

    ofc this is not possible for a browser thus it needs some added security as an ad blocker or similar. but even this is simple: port 80, 8080, 443 and for dns 53.
     
  5. Sm3K3R

    Sm3K3R Registered Member

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    Setting global rules in what software ? Your PC firewall ?
    Allow what is needed block the rest.
     
  6. itman

    itman Registered Member

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    Guess you haven't been keeping up with all the press releases on SMB vulnerabilities?

    First, you need to describe what you want to accomplish. Is this a stand alone PC and you do not want anything on your established local network being able to access the PC? Is so, then you want to first set your firewall to its Public profile. Note that in most firewalls this will prevent sharing of any devices including printers that are attached to you PC.
     
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