Using an host name rather than an IP address in Windows 7 firewall

Discussion in 'other firewalls' started by vince1948, Aug 3, 2012.

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  1. vince1948

    vince1948 Registered Member

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    I have switched from ZoneAlarm to the Windows 7 firewall. A nice feature in ZoneAlarm Pro is its ability to let you use a host name rather than an IP address when setting up inbound rules. This is particularly useful when the computer you wish to allow through uses dynamic IP addresses that frequently change. As far as I can tell the Windows 7 firewall only allows IP addresses. Is there a way around this limitation on Windows 7 firewall? If not, is there third-party software available that can extend the firewall to do the trick, something similar to Windows Firewall Notifier which does a nice job of handling Windows firewall outbound connections?
     
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