Simplewall-Firewall

Discussion in 'other firewalls' started by co22, Oct 25, 2016.

  1. wat0114

    wat0114 Registered Member

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    Using the screenshot for clues, this is the guess I will hazard: it enables the rule ;)
     

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  2. popescu

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    Yes, but in apps screen you have 3 categories : enabled, with rules and disable.

    A check mark in front of a disabled one will enable it and the other way around
    But a check mark in front of an app with rules ? Nothing changes when I do this.
     
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  3. wat0114

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    Interpreting it in the most logical way I can think of, it would make sense that a checkmark in front of apps with rules would enable the rule, and no checkmark would disable the rule. I'm not sure if it's supposed to work that way, but it would make most sense to me. Hopefully someone can clarify.
     
  4. popescu

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    Nobody will clarify...

    We are blindly using a product with ZERO documentation , assuming various things. I would say is more dangerous than not using a firewall at all....
     
  5. popescu

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    I have more than "one clue" , yet I couldn't figure out what does the "check mark" do, when is in front of an app. with rules?
    Your input would be very much appreciated!
     
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  6. ronjor

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    Let's see if someone can clarify before asking the question again.
     
  7. Dark_Hanzo

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    Hi popescu. If you uncheck an app with rules, it should be blocked by simplewall and vice versa. The "Apps with user rules" category under the "Apps" tab lists all apps with user rule(s) whether they're blocked or allowed. The checkmark next to each app indicates if it's blocked or allowed by simplewall. At least that's what I understand.
     
  8. popescu

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    I tried that, but apparently regardless of the check mark , the firewall will just follow the specific rule, with or without check mark.

    Doesn't mean also "enabled" or "disabled"

    So, I do not know what is the significance of a check mark in front of an "app with rules"
     
  9. popescu

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    Hello ronjor,

    It seems like nobody is able to clarify the issue, can I ask the question again now?

    Thanks!
     
  10. imuade

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    Send a PM to @henrypp , he is the developer of this app
     
  11. popescu

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    If he is not here, on this forum , defending and maintaining his product, is very unlikely he will answer, but I will try....
     
  12. henrypp

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    Hello. Description is simple:

    1) checked apps - this apps enabled interrnet access
    2) unchecked apps - no filters and rules are applied for this apps (this is only apps list)
    3) checked apps + applied rules - this apps enabled interrnet access and applied rules for this app (as example: you need fully allow internet acccess to the app and disable some ports and addresses)
    4) unchecked apps + applied rules - this apps enabled only these rules for apps and nothing only

    That how it works!
     
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    simplewall v3.1.2 (26 March 2020)
    https://www.henrypp.org/product/simplewall
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    3.1.2
    • reverted disable windows firewall on startup (issue #559 and #562)
    • fixed application cannot be started because of continuously restart
    • fixed possible duplicate apps entries with short path (issue #640)
    • fixed network alert steals the focus (issue #637)
    • fixed network paths parsing (issue #629)
    • fixed netbios direction (issue #636)
    • fixed localization (issue #607)
    • fixed bugs
     
  14. Circuit

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    Can someone decipher this, no offense.
     
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    What exactly? No offense.
     
  16. sdmod

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    My interpretation from what you've written

    1) checked apps - this apps enabled interrnet access

    Apps with free unhindered access to the Internet

    2) unchecked apps - no filters and rules are applied for this apps (this is only apps list)

    Just a list of all apps

    3) checked apps + applied rules - this apps enabled interrnet access and applied rules for this app (as example: you need fully allow internet access to the app and disable some ports and addresses)

    Internet apps with rules in and out

    4) unchecked apps + applied rules - this apps enabled only these rules for apps and nothing only

    I'm not sure what this one means

     
  17. popescu

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    No, I believe the apps in that list are fully blocked and an app will land here when you deny access to internet to that specific app.
    If you put a check mark in front of an app from that list, you will get the opposite, an app with full access to the internet.
     
  18. askmark

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    My interpretation would be. An app that is unchecked normally has no internet access, but if you apply rules to an unchecked app then those rules can allow the app to have internet access, however it's access will be restricted by the rules you specify. In other words if you have an app that is unchecked but create and apply a rule that allows it to have outbound access to SMTP (port 25) then the app will not be able to do anything else other than make SMTP connections.

    Hope this helps.
     
  19. bellgamin

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    Yes, it does. Thanks, ashmark.

    By the way, I recently switched to simplewall & like it a lot. Yesterday I made a donation on their website because I want to see this excellent FW stay current.
     
  20. sdmod

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    Yes this is very helpful Thanks

     
  21. popescu

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    So, how did you disable the native Windows Firewall without getting "warnings" every now and then?
     
  22. bellgamin

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    When I installed SimpleWall, it offered me the option to disable Windows FW. I checked the "Yes" box, & that was it.

    There have been no subsequent warnings whatsoever as to the Win FW being disabled. And, yes, it IS disabled (I checked via Control Panel).
     
  23. popescu

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    Are you on Win 10 or Win 7?
     
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  25. popescu

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    On Win 10 , windows firewall will dissable but at every boot you will get a nag about being disabeled
     
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