zone alarm

Discussion in 'other firewalls' started by monica_84, Jan 2, 2004.

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  1. monica_84

    monica_84 Registered Member

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    I HAVE ZONE ALARM PRO 4.5.538.000 . SHOULD I GIVE SERVER RIGHTS TO INTERNET EXPLORER AND MY INTERNET CONNECTION
     
  2. CrazyM

    CrazyM Firewall Expert

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    Hi monica_84

    As a general rule most client applications you use will not require server rights (allowing inbound connections). Internet Explorer does not require server rights.

    Could you clarify what you mean by this?

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    CrazyM
     
  3. subratam

    subratam Registered Member

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    DONT give server rights to any of your programs
     
  4. Peaches4U

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    Ya did it to me pal!! I had to check my firewall to check my settings - no server rights to anyone except IE ..... I guess I should question mark that one too. Oh well, isn't computer life interesting. :D
     
  5. Randy_Bell

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    Peaches, IE does *NOT* require server rights ... IE is a "client" application and does not act like a server, and needs no server rights. Basically, as CrazyM indicated, server rights means you're giving permission to accept inbound connections that have not been requested or initiated by you .. *that* can be dangerous! ;)
     
  6. subratam

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    thats rite Randy... IE dun necessary need server rights,, and as i said... its better off NOT givin server rights to any of progs....
    i hope one can find much help here
    http://www.markusjansson.net/eza.html
     
  7. Peaches4U

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    Thanks guys .... so now I know what it all means. Thank you - shall have it changed immediately. You have earned your cookies ... :D
     
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