Hello. I have a security question.
I recently had a discussion with a friend who
do bittorrent (ZA Pro updated, Windows XP updated).
To make it work, he claims that it is generally nessecary
do the following:
First create an expert firewall rule with the following settings:
Add protocol -> TCP/UDP -> Allow (no log), Enabled
Destination port: Other Any
Source port: Other Any
create a program expert rule with same settings for
I said. "Hey : The expert firewall rule you have made
is a bad idea. It really should not be nessecary
for any client. You have lowered your shields far too much".
But is this right? I can see (not beeing behind a router)
that most of my service ports becomes unstealth
if apply the expert firewall rule (i have high security for the internet zone).
And in the manual, i read something about Zone rules being skipped whenever a packet
is allowed by an expert firewall rule. So his expert firewall rule sounds bad to me?
But is that right? I appriciate comments to this.
Operating System:Windows XP Home Edition
Product Name:ZoneAlarm Pro