What's the usage of 'LOCAL OUT"

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  1. cluefly

    cluefly Registered Member

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    What's the usage of 'LOCAL OUT"?
    What's the difference between 'LOCAL OUT" and 'LOCAL IN"

    Can anyone give a simple example ??
     
  2. Frederic

    Frederic LnS Developer

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    Hi cluefly,

    This is to have Look 'n' Stop automatically uses the UDP/TCP local ports windows is using. It avoids to hardcode 1024-5000, or 49152-65535 depending on the version of windows.
    Local ports are used by UDP/TCP communications, it is also called source port. Some rules are restricting these ports to a range. By using "Local IN" criteria, the rule is independant from the OS.

    The IN vs OUT simply indicates if the criteria is to verify the tested port is in the range or outside the range. Usually only "Local IN" is useful for allowing rules, and "Local OUT" could be sometimes useful for blocking rules.

    Regards,

    Frederic
     
  3. cluefly

    cluefly Registered Member

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    thanks for your reply, Frederic
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