Block any inbound connection *except* LAN

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mcgroarty
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Block any inbound connection *except* LAN

Post by mcgroarty » Sun Apr 13, 2014 1:08 am

I don't want to act as a Skype relay for strangers - no inbound connections. I do want direct connections from any device that's behind my firewall.

My first rule gets flagged as redundant if I create two rules:

* Allow incoming Skype connections from LAN
* Deny incoming Skype connection from any server

Is the second rule required, or does the former imply the secondary automatically?

hagen
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Re: Block any inbound connection *except* LAN

Post by hagen » Sun Apr 13, 2014 5:28 am

If you have the default "Allow incoming connections from local network" for Any Process, then your first rule could be redundant. I can't see how the deny rule could have anything to do with it, though.

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Re: Block any inbound connection *except* LAN

Post by mcgroarty » Sun Apr 13, 2014 6:12 am

I do indeed have that rule, thank you. It didn't come up in the list of redundant rules along with the Skype-specific one, so I thought the other rule that did come up with it was the one that made it redundant.

Looks like I'm good to go!

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Re: Block any inbound connection *except* LAN

Post by hagen » Sun Apr 13, 2014 6:41 am

Good, I hope it works. Check it out, though; I could be wrong.

One thing you could do is temporarily disable the default Any Process rule and see if the redundancy disappears.

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