[jhb_airlines] Re: Off Topic

  • From: "Paul Reynolds" <paul@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 28 Oct 2006 21:16:37 +0100

If Zone Alarm knows of the network then it should allow you to access all
your machines.  Zone Alarm also has a gaming mode which you can activate.
BTW there should be no problem running both a hardware and software firewall
simultaniously, it's two software versions that'll screw you up.

Paul

-----Original Message-----
From: jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Gerry Winskill
Sent: 28 October 2006 19:04
To: jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [jhb_airlines] Re: Off Topic


Hi Mike,
By a process of elimination, it's not the XP Firewall, both access to
the other PC and dual access to the printer work, with the firewall
activated. The showstopper seems to be Zonealarm. If I deactivate it,
the all is well. I suppose the answer is to switch it off on the
occasions I want to use the network for anything other than comms.

Gerry Winskill


Mike Lucas wrote:

> The Win XP firewall sounds like more trouble than it's worth.  One of
> my PCs has XP and I turned it off.  I use Outpost as my firewall, and
> network (LAN) traffic is permitted simply by allowing Netbios - no
> fiddling around with individual low-level applications like spoolsrv
> or svchost.
>
> Mike L
>
> Paul Reynolds wrote:
>
>> For the printer I think it's spoolsv.exe in your windows\system32
>> directory,
>> well it is on mine anyway.
>>
>> I also have to allow svhost.exe in the same directory for some
>> network applications to access the net.
>>
>> Paul
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>> [mailto:jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Gerry
>> Winskill
>> Sent: 28 October 2006 11:03
>> To: jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>> Subject: [jhb_airlines] Re: Off Topic
>>
>>
>> I take that back. With the firewalls off I then went to printer on
>> the new PC's Control Panel and, again, told it to share. Now I can
>> access the printer and also the other PC.
>>
>> Next question. To make this safe as well, which programme do I need
>> to enter as an Exception, in the Firewalls?
>>
>> Thanks for the quick progress.
>>
>> Gerry Winskill
>>
>>
>> Gerry Winskill wrote:
>>
>>>    I've just switched off both PC's firewalls but get a message,
>>> from the new one, "The RPC Server is unavailable".
>>>
>>> Gerry Winskill
>>>
>>>
>>> FrankTurley@xxxxxxx wrote:
>>>
>>>> In a message dated 28/10/2006 09:52:58 GMT Daylight Time,
>>>> gwinsk@xxxxxxx writes:
>>>>
>>>>     I don't know whether it's cause and effect but I can't now
>>>> access the
>>>>     printer from the new machine. Nor can I access either PC from the
>>>>     other.
>>>>     One other weird effect is that  during the course of Wednesday
>>>>     night's
>>>>     event, I got several requests to reconnect popping up on the old
>>>>     machine. Odd, since it was still running both Thunderbird and
>>>>     Servinfo.
>>>>     Narrowing it down a bit, if I then tried to access Yahoo it did so
>>>>     immediately but when I tried to access the GoFlight site I could
>>>>     only do
>>>>     it if I did press the reconnect button.
>>>>
>>>>     This network lark has opened up a whole new area. Like a Black
>>>>     Hole is
>>>>     an "area".
>>>>
>>>> Gerry,
>>>>
>>>> I got something similar recently, I found somehow my XP Firewall
>>>> which had been off for ages (since the router arrived) suddenly
>>>> came on again and started blocking network traffic. I've now told
>>>> it that its ok to allow access from the internal network, this
>>>> cured the problem, but now every time I switch on I get a warning
>>>> message, which is a pain.
>>>>
>>>> Frank T.
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