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Old 12-17-2007
Rykaro
 

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Using Windows Firewall and a range of ports
Hi there,

I'm trying to lockdown my Windows firewall (I'm using Vista Ultimate
Edition) as much as possible.

I started with Windows Live Messenger. Simple enough to begin with, create
a rule that allows msnmsgr.exe access to TCP ports 80, 443 and 1863 outbound.
But I also want to allow it access to the other TCP and UDP ports specified
in the following site http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/927847

Unfortunately I cannot find a way to add a range of ports in short of
specifying every single port. I can't put 1025-65535. I can only put
1025,1026,1027 and so on which isn't very realistic if you intend to do this
for say 50 applications.

If there is a way of adding a range of ports without typing each one in then
I cannot find it so please let me know. If not then it might be a useful
feature to add.

Cheers,

Ry

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Old 12-17-2007
Jesper
 

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RE: Using Windows Firewall and a range of ports
Port ranges are frequently requested. Right now the best work-around is to
use the netsh advfirewall command and wrap it in a for loop:

for /l %i in (1024-1032) do netsh advfirewall firewall add rule ...
remoteport=%i

That still sets up multiple rules, but at least it is one command.
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"Rykaro" wrote:

> Hi there,
>
> I'm trying to lockdown my Windows firewall (I'm using Vista Ultimate
> Edition) as much as possible.
>
> I started with Windows Live Messenger. Simple enough to begin with, create
> a rule that allows msnmsgr.exe access to TCP ports 80, 443 and 1863 outbound.
> But I also want to allow it access to the other TCP and UDP ports specified
> in the following site http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/927847
>
> Unfortunately I cannot find a way to add a range of ports in short of
> specifying every single port. I can't put 1025-65535. I can only put
> 1025,1026,1027 and so on which isn't very realistic if you intend to do this
> for say 50 applications.
>
> If there is a way of adding a range of ports without typing each one in then
> I cannot find it so please let me know. If not then it might be a useful
> feature to add.
>
> Cheers,
>
> Ry
>
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> This post is a suggestion for Microsoft, and Microsoft responds to the
> suggestions with the most votes. To vote for this suggestion, click the "I
> Agree" button in the message pane. If you do not see the button, follow this
> link to open the suggestion in the Microsoft Web-based Newsreader and then
> click "I Agree" in the message pane.
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> http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/com...sta.sec urity

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