I don't see a lot of activity in these forums. I hope someone can help me with this problem.
I've been using Zonealarm Free for over 8 years, and by default it has always blocked all computers on a LAN from accessing each other unless the IP addresses of each system are added to the Trusted Zone in ZA on each system.
But after a struggle with loosing Internet access the other night from my ISP, and finally resolving the issue, I came across this problem with ZA on 3 systems on this LAN. All 3 have ZA ZoneAlarm Free version 13.3.209.000 installed. 2 Win7 x64 systems and one Vista x32.
With no IP addresses added to the Trusted Zone on all 3 systems, they can all access each other. This is not how ZA has worked for me in the past. If I set up an IP address of one system to be blocked on another system, it will be blocked.
But I have never had to set an IP address, or a range of IP addresses to be blocked in the past in order to have a fresh installation of ZA block all IP addresses on the LAN by default. I have just added an IP to be permitted access.
Can someone help me with this? Has something changed in how ZA needs to be configured?