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Thread: Why ZA blocks seemingly harmless sites?

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    Default Why ZA blocks seemingly harmless sites?

    Mostly ZA blocks spam sites, but every once in a while it says it blocks server sites but they seem harmless. One example is Limestone Networks, which was blocked this morning. I'm pretty sure Limestone Networks is legit, so why is ZA keeping them out, is it just for privacy reasons, or is Limestone Networks really a spam site? -Mike

    Operating System:Windows Vista Home Premium
    Software Version:8.0
    Product Name:ZoneAlarm (Free)

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    Default Re: Why ZA blocks seemingly harmless sites?

    Not unusual for certain sites to make inbound connection attempts when other legitimate and legitimate connections are made or established.
    The ZA firewall will block these unwarranted attempts by default.
    Without seeing the logs and the details, I can only guess as to the actual events and reasons.
    Post the logs if you wish - it would inform us both.

    Oldsod.
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    oldsod

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    gamemaster Guest

    Default Re: Why ZA blocks seemingly harmless sites?

    Where can I find the log to post it?

    -Mike

    Message Edited by Gamemaster on 06-28-2009 11:59 AM

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    Default Re: Why ZA blocks seemingly harmless sites?

    Found in the Windows\Internet Logs folder, files labeled fwpktlog.txt and ZALog.txt
    Oldsod.
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    oldsod

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    Default Re: Why ZA blocks seemingly harmless sites?

    Ok, I found it, but is it safe to post because it has my IP in the list, or that doesn't matter?

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    Default Re: Why ZA blocks seemingly harmless sites?

    Just edit the last three numbers in your IP to x.x.x, this way it is covered and not exposed:

    like this:

    169.255.255.255 convert to 169.255.255.xxx

    use the notepad to make the change quickly and easily.

    Oldsod.
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    oldsod

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    Default Re: Why ZA blocks seemingly harmless sites?

    Theres like over a hundered in the log list, that would take awhile to X out my IP.

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    Default Re: Why ZA blocks seemingly harmless sites?

    Open in the notepad, select the Edit in the Menu bar of the notepad, select the Replace, in the new window enter the entire IP to covered into the 'Find What' space, and into the 'Replace with' enter the edited IP (example of 169.255.255.xxx) with the last three number X'd, then click the 'Replace All' button and then watch everything get edited almost instantly.
    Then click the 'File' in the Menu bar, select the 'Save as', enter into the File name a proper name, save as .txt file, and click Save to the desktop (to find it easy).
    Now re-signin to the forum, and open the new file with the notepad, right click anywhere in the txt file, select the 'Select All', then select the 'Copy', and into your new post, right click a blank space of the post reply and then select 'Paste'.
    The entire contents of the saved txt file should be now seen in your new post message and ready for submission.

    Oldsod.
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    oldsod

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    Default Re: Why ZA blocks seemingly harmless sites?

    It says that the post is too large, should I split it up into two posts?

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    Default Re: Why ZA blocks seemingly harmless sites?

    Or into three posts.
    Oldsod.
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    oldsod

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