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    silverblue Guest

    Default ZA pro and BitTorrent

    Hi,

    I am using Azureus as a BitTorrent client

    what config should I use?

    Here is what I did (and it doesn't work):

    For both Azureus and Javaw I created the following expert rules:

    Rule 1: Allow TCP and UDP from the internet to my computer on port 6881
    Rule 2: Allow TCP and UDP from my computer to the internet on all ports
    Rule 3: Block TCP and UDP from the internet to my computer on all ports

    I want to allow "TCP in" on port 6881 and block the other ports
    But it looks like everything is blocked....

    Thanks

    Operating System:Windows XP Pro
    Product Name:ZoneAlarm Pro
    Software Version:6.5

  2. #2
    muffincharizard Guest

    Default Re: ZA pro and BitTorrent

    Remove all the program rules that you have created. Giving Azureus and Javaw full access rights is all that it is needed. Sometimes creating an expert firewall rule (firewall tab > expert tab) to allow port 6881TCP (since you are using 6881) is necessary, but you don't need to do that unless you are encountering issues.

  3. #3
    silverblue Guest

    Default Re: ZA pro and BitTorrent

    It will work for sure but isn't it a bit dangerous to let all the ports open?

    Besides Azureus is only listening on one port so there is no benefit to let them all open

  4. #4
    muffincharizard Guest

    Default Re: ZA pro and BitTorrent

    I've used azureus and it does open quit a bunch of ports. If you think that is not a good thing then you should try another bittorrent client, like microtorrent.

  5. #5
    silverblue Guest

    Default Re: ZA pro and BitTorrent

    Good idea, I'll give it a look
    Thanks

    just to understand how to use the expert rules, if I want to allow "TCP in" on port 6881 and block the other ports (and allow "TCP out" on all ports), would the following rules work?

    Rule 1: Allow TCP and UDP from the internet to my computer on port 6881
    Rule 2: Allow TCP and UDP from my computer to the internet on all ports
    Rule 3: Block TCP and UDP from the internet to my computer on all ports

  6. #6
    muffincharizard Guest

    Default Re: ZA pro and BitTorrent

    I guess, but it would be pointless for you to have such a rule.

  7. #7
    silverblue Guest

    Default Re: ZA pro and BitTorrent

    OK, let me re-phrase my question

    I am using an application X (I'm no longer talking about Azureus) and I want to open in TCP in the port 10000 and block all the TCP in connections to all the other ports

    Should I:
    Allow TCP from the internet to my computer on port 10000
    then
    Block TCP from the internet to my computer on all ports

    - or -

    Block TCP from the internet to my computer on all ports
    then
    Allow TCP from the internet to my computer on port 10000

    - or something else?

  8. #8
    muffincharizard Guest

    Default Re: ZA pro and BitTorrent

    The first one. Rules that are placed first take precidence. So, for example, if you had a rule that allowed port 10000, then had a rule that blocked everything, port 10000 would still be opened because that rule takes precidence over the second. Take note that general program permissions (the X's and checks) take precidence over expert program rules, so if you have completely blocked the program but have a rule that allows port 10000, the port will still be blocked because of the permissions.

    Message Edited by MuffinCharizard on 08-18-2006 09:34 PM

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    silverblue Guest

    Default Re: ZA pro and BitTorrent

    Thanks!

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