Zone Alarm Question

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  1. ftwynne59

    ftwynne59 Registered Member

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    Hi

    Still a relative newb re: firewalls.....I have ZA free, and on boot-up, even before net-connection (Broadband), the ZA System Tray Icon flashes red & green indicating inbound and outbound traffic. What is happening here, as I always assumed there has to be an active net connection for ZA to display net traffic ?

    Anyone ??....o_O
     
  2. Kerodo

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    ZA will also flash the traffic lights when there is any loopback (127.0.0.1) traffic on your machine.
     
  3. ftwynne59

    ftwynne59 Registered Member

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    Kerodo

    please explain what you mean by this.....is this normal expected behaviour...or something else ??

    As I said.......I'm a newbie, and need educating !!!!:)

    Cheers
     
  4. Kerodo

    Kerodo Registered Member

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    Yes, it's totally normal and no cause for concern. For more info take a look here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loopback or Google for "loopback" or "localhost" or "127.0.0.1" and so on.
     
  5. ftwynne59

    ftwynne59 Registered Member

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    Kerodo

    Thanks for your responses.....I'm now more comfortable and a little less paranoid !!!

    Many thanks
    :D :D :D
     
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