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Windows 7: Comodo Firewall question

09 Mar 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Comodo Firewall question

Just giving this firewall a test at work. I want to set it so that all computers on my local LAN can connect to my testbox (running Comodo) via remote desktop.

Under Firewall, Network Security Policy, I created a global rule that I thought would do it, allowing access to port 3389.

However, when a client tries to connect, they cannot. On the testbox (running comodo), I'm prompted as to whether I want to allow svchost.exe or not.

Do I have to have 2 rules, one allowing 3389 like above and another allowing svchost?

It seems I can create 1 rule, under Application rules for Svchost.exe from any host, to port 3389. Then my Global rule isn't necessary. So, what's the point of the global rule?

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09 Mar 2011   #2

Win 7 64 premium
 
 

Not saying you wont find your answer here, however the Comodo forums most likely will have it.
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09 Mar 2011   #3

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

Here you go pparks1, it's a long read but it has a lot of info on it, it may hold the answer:

http://personalfirewall.comodo.com/C...User_Guide.pdf
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09 Mar 2011   #4

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Interesting thing...Commodo firewall that I just downloaded is not compatable with Commodo AV which I installed not more than 10 mins ago and updated rofl...left hand not knowing it has a right hand let alone what the right hand is doing
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09 Mar 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Borg 386 View Post
Here you go pparks1, it's a long read but it has a lot of info on it, it may hold the answer:

http://personalfirewall.comodo.com/C...User_Guide.pdf
It's 300+ page manual. For Pete's sake, I'm not going to read that in order to learn a little bit about the product to just get a feel for how it works.

I figured with the number of people on this board who use Comodo, somebody would be able to give me the skinny on the proper way to setup such a simple rule.

I did google for about 30 minutes on this before I posted, but the posts either shared how to set the global rule, or the svchost.exe rule...but never mentioned whether they were both required.
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