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    jclarkw Guest

    Default DHCP Is Not Renewed in "Internet Lock"?

    In Windows XP (both SP2 and SP3) I often lose the TCP/IP connection with my LAN (a 4-port cable/DSL router that acts as the local DHCP server) over night, apparently because I use "Internet Lock" in ZoneAlarm Security Suite when I'm away from my computers.
    In Windows 2000 SP4 with ZASS vs. 7.0.483.000 I was able to obviate this problem by allowing "Pass-Lock" privilages to "Services and Controller app" ("C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe" vs. 5.0.2195,7035 in W2K SP4), which I am therefore pretty sure was the module that renewed DHCP leases.

    In XP with ZASS, however, "Services and Controller app" (still "C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe", now vs. 5.1.2600.3520 in SP2 or vs. 5.1.2600.5755 in SP3) does not appear (from the ZASS "Program Control" page) to access the Internet at all -- at least not directly.
    In any case, granting it Pass-Lock privilages does not prevent the connection's being dropped, apparently when the 24 hr. DHCP lease expires during Internet Lock.

    Does anyone have a solution to this problem in Windows XP (other than avoiding Internet Lock altogether)? -- JClarkW

    P.S. -- How do you insert blank lines into posts in this forum?
    (I'm submitting in plain text.)
    -- JClarkW

    Operating System:
    Windows XP Pro
    Software Version:
    Product Name:
    ZoneAlarm Internet Security Suite

    Message Edited by JClarkW on 05-31-2009 10:16 AM

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    Message Edited by JClarkW on 05-31-2009 10:24 AM

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    jclarkw Guest

    Default Re: DHCP Is Not Renewed in "Internet Lock"?

    I think I found the answer, in case anybody cares:
    At least as far as
    ZoneAlarm Security Suite is concerned, it seems to be "Generic Host Processes
    for Win32 Services" (C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe) that must have "Pass
    Lock" privilages -- no longer "Services and Controller app" (services.exe).

    Granting these privilages to svchost.exe permits my XP machines (both SP2 and
    SP3) to renew their local DHCP leases from the cable/DSL router during
    "Internet Lock."
    Nor is "Internet Server" access required by this program;
    "Trusted Server" access is sufficient!

    A side benefit of this procedure is apparently the solution to another
    vexing problem that I posted in this forum (see "Problems with 'Internet Lock' withZASS 8.0 in Windows XP?" in the "Common Program Settings" section):
    I no longer experience occasional delays in launching
    applications on these machines
    I had suspected some kind of XP peculiarity
    or software incompatibility, but it now appears that they were just waiting
    for svchost.exe tried to get in touch with my router, for whatever reason.

    Any further explanation of this peculiar difference between W2K and XP (or
    of what the underlying issue might be) is hoped for but not expected. -- JClarkW

    Message Edited by JClarkW on 06-02-2009 12:14 PM

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    Default DHCP Is Not Renewed in "Internet Lock"? --> Give Permission to SVCHOST.EXE -> SOLVED

    Hi!thank you for taking the time to post back the solution!I am sure it will help other users with the same problem.

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