In a home LAN setting, even when ZoneAlarm is shut down, my linux box (residing on the same subnet) cannot ping or otherwise access my windows 2000 box. When I uninstall ZoneAlarm, it can, and everything just works! It took me a few days to realize that. I tried everything I can think of. I put my linux box's IP in the list of trusted zone, added the subnet in the trusted zone, even shut down the ZoneAlarm -- nothing worked.
I could see, by tailing C:\WINNT\Internet Logs\fwpktlog.txt, that packets (IP_ICMP, IP_UDP) originating from linux box are being dropped. What is more, that file is being written to by the System process, not ZoneAlarm -- that would explain why even shutdown of ZoneAlarm doesn't help.
So how should I configure my windows 2000 box/ZoneAlarm, so that this is not happening? For me the solution would be acceptable if I could make it work by shutting down ZoneAlarm for time when I need to access files from linux, but of course the best would be if I can make it work somehow.
Your help is greatly appreciated.
Operating System:Windows 2000 Pro
Product Name:ZoneAlarm (Free)