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Old 01-19-2005, 10:51 PM   #1
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firestarter firewall questions - post install


so i installed firestarter and was looking throught the documentation from there website. in there, there where two links to websites, https://grc.com/x/ne.dll?bh0bkyd2 and http://scan.sygatetech.com/prequickscan.html. i ran the tests on the websites and found that all my ports are stealthed but my computer responds to ping requests.

1.is it good that my ports are stealthed?
2.how can i stop my computer from replying to the pings?
3.are the tests done by those websites a good complete and exsustive way to test the firewall? if not what other tests can be done?
4.finally, firestarter says that someone is trying to connect to bittorrent (this is inbound). i use bittorrent but at the time the program was not running. is this someone trying to get in my computer?

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Old 01-19-2005, 10:55 PM   #2
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Are you sharing any files on bittorrent? If you are then that is prolly the case.
 
Old 01-20-2005, 06:45 AM   #3
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yes i was sharing files on bittorrent but bittorrent wasnt running at the time.
 
Old 01-20-2005, 09:10 AM   #4
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Dont mean to jack your thread but this is firestarter related. I have cups set up and it's scanning port 631 for printers on the network. Under allow service section i've enter a rule that allow LPP service for port 631 from everyone. I have gnome-cups-manager that detects all the printer automatically, and this doesn't happen until i stop my firewall. What other port or ip should i open up ?
 
Old 01-24-2005, 09:55 PM   #5
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Old 04-20-2005, 03:47 PM   #6
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Re: firestarter firewall questions - post install

Quote:
Originally posted by buffed317
so i installed firestarter and was looking throught the documentation from there website. in there, there where two links to websites, https://grc.com/x/ne.dll?bh0bkyd2 and http://scan.sygatetech.com/prequickscan.html. i ran the tests on the websites and found that all my ports are stealthed but my computer responds to ping requests.
same problem here..

i tried to use guarddog instead but after installing it says something like "unable to start guarddog firewall - /etc/rc.firewall does not exist"

that is with kernel 2.4.27-8
 
Old 05-02-2005, 01:34 AM   #7
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Re: firestarter firewall questions - post install

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2.how can i stop my computer from replying to the pings?
Check the ICMP filtering options under "Preferences". You can configure it there.
 
Old 05-04-2005, 11:28 PM   #8
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I used Shields UP! to test my ports and unlike buffed, the default firestarter did not block port 135, and 113 shows up as closed. I'd rather have both of these ports as stealth. Could someone provide any advice on how to do this?
 
  


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