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Block ports

By D.H. Cesare ·
How does one block individual/specific ports?

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ports block

by totot In reply to Block ports

Well I guess there might be different ways, but how about firewall? Or some security programs like hacker protect etc..


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block ports 2

by D.H. Cesare In reply to ports block

I should have been more specific. I have an excelent firewall, but there is still one port that needs to be blocked, and I don't know how to block it manually. There may be more, but if I can learn how to close one, I can probably block any others that are open. Only one leaked when I ran the test.

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Blocking a port

by BFilmFan In reply to block ports 2

Depends on your firewall and/or your OS as to how to block the port.

What firewall are you running?

What OS are you running?

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My Firewall & OS

by D.H. Cesare In reply to Blocking a port

Sygate Personal Firewall & XP Home

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depends on the firewall

by gralfus In reply to block ports 2

A real firewall should start out blocking everything, and you then open the ports you want to use. My home router uses NAT to shield the network from direct queries to PCs, and by default blocks all ports (incoming). If I want a particular port to be forwarded directly to a particular PC on the network, I can specify that in the router set up.

There are also software port blockers that you can download, though in my experience, they were not very intuitive.

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Not using a router

by D.H. Cesare In reply to depends on the firewall

My router wouldn't work correctly, so after about 90 hours of effort to try and get it set up, we just gave up on it. I don't know what you mean by "a real firewall". When I first installed SPF it did block everything. But somehow at least one of the ports is not blocked, and I just want to learn how to block specific ports.

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Blocking ports

by Info-Safety, LLC In reply to Not using a router

ZoneAlarm Pro can stealth all of your ports.

Good luck.


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ZoneAlarm Pro

by D.H. Cesare In reply to Blocking ports

ZoneAlarm Pro can have a conflict with COX Cable, I was told by a COX technician. It also costs money and I have no income, so I'll just have to continue with SPF.

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