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By BorgInva ·
Using XP Pro with Norton Internet Security 2k3 (soon using ZoneAlarm Pro if my uncle buys it next month).

Several programs, like Kazaa, and other Internet enabled programs have in their options, FIREWALL, SOCKS, etc.

What do they mean and how do I use them? Should I be using them? I know that when NIS is enabled, Kazaa really does not upload and download much (it does but not much). With NIS off, I get more traffic happening.

If I need to use this to make certain Internet applications work correctly, how do I use this FIREWALL option and what goes into these SOCKS fields?

Thanks.

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by BorgInva In reply to Program's Firewall Info

No answer? Points down by 51.

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by sabrodiesel2000 In reply to Program's Firewall Info

well sir/mam, the firewall or should i say firewall server is the server machine that has the control over network bandwidth, access to sites, access to ports and etc. They prevent extrnal access to your system and even network, so it is the thing that is the Policeman on the highway.

SOCKS is you can say is a proxy/firewall server. Because of its simplicity and flexibility, it has been used as a network firewall, generic application proxy, in virtual private networks (VPN), and for extranet applications. Transfers user information from the SOCKS client to the SOCKS server for user authentication
authenticates the user and the channel, and guarantees the integrity of TCP and UDP channels .

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by BorgInva In reply to Program's Firewall Info

I am sorry, but... huh?

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by erikdr In reply to Program's Firewall Info

To try and make it even more clear:
"do I use this FIREWALL option " -->
Make sure that
a) The firewall enables the IP or UDP port needed for the specific application.
b) If needed, modify the application settings to use a more firewall-friendlyport. This is what you find in the 'firewall option of Kazaa etc.'

Socks is really only in the picture if you use a proxy server. Norton IS and ZoneAlarm are _not_ meant to operate like this, so better stay away from the socks settings...

Hopethis helps a bit,

<Erik> - The Netherlands

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by BorgInva In reply to Program's Firewall Info

From above's comments:

Comment from BorgInva on 1/18/03:
So, as a home user with these internet security programs (and soon be getting a router), non of these options for FIREWALLs in these programs I need to worry about, correct?

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by BorgInva In reply to Program's Firewall Info

So, as a home user with these internet security programs (and soon be getting a router), non of these options for FIREWALLs in these programs I need to worry about, correct?

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by BorgInva In reply to Program's Firewall Info

Anyone want to comment on my last statement?

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by BorgInva In reply to Program's Firewall Info

No??
Well I can not simply pay rent for this message for all time......

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by BorgInva In reply to Program's Firewall Info

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