[gptalk] Re: wildcards in program exception path

  • From: "Darren Mar-Elia" <darren@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 30 Jan 2007 10:41:12 -0800


I think you're stuck then unless you can use port exceptions instead. The
firewall exception syntax is pretty limited, unfortunately. 




From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of Matt Diglio
Sent: Tuesday, January 30, 2007 8:38 AM
To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [gptalk] wildcards in program exception path



I need to add the javaw.exe program to our Windows Firewall exception list.

The problem I am encountering is that there are several different versions
of this, e.g.


C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_06\bin\javaw.exe

C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_05\bin\javaw.exe 


Under 'define program exceptions' I added 

C:\Program Files\Java\*\bin\javaw.exe:*:Enabled:Java

It doesn't appear that the * in the path works, and I am presented with the
dialog box to block\unblock the application.

I have verified that the exception has made it to the local machine.

Do I have other options besides adding 1 exception per build ?


Thank you for your time.


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