Re: Firewall Exceptions for Programs versus Ports
"Don" <Don@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> "FromTheRafters" wrote:
>> "Don" <Don@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> > I'm running Microsoft Office Groove and it is setup under Vista
>> > (Business
>> > edition) Firewall Exceptions as a Program, not a Port. To clarify,
>> > when you
>> > look at the properties of the Groove (Program) Exception, it does
>> > not
>> > mention
>> > anything about ports. I know I can add an exception specifically
>> > for
>> > Port
>> > 2492 (Groove's primary communication port), but would that be
>> > redundant if
>> > the Program Exception for Groove already opens up that specific
>> > Port.
>> > Hope
>> > that makes sense.
>> > I had posted the same question in the Groove Discussion Group
>> > here -
>> > http://www.microsoft.com/communities...6-4c555df48526
>> > but one of the Mods referred me to this group. Hope someone can
>> > help.
>> > Thanks.
>> Programmatically, exceptions can be made for the duration of the
>> User defined exceptions for the firewall?
>> Use the control panel applet, or the plug-in.
> So opening the port that the app uses manually with a specific port
> exception would be less secure since the "Program Exception" closes
> the port
> after the application is closed, correct?
That's how I understand it regarding a Vista compatible program setting
its own exceptions. As for user defined exceptions for a program or a
port, I'm not sure. IIRC there's a MSDN article that explains it pretty
well, but my memory isn't as good as it used to be.