richardkimber at btinternet.com
Mon Mar 9 17:06:38 UTC 2009
On Mon, 09 Mar 2009 03:56:38 -0700
> On Sun, 08 Mar 2009 17:56:49 +0000, R Kimber wrote:
> > On Sun, 08 Mar 2009 08:25:42 -0700
> > Thorny wrote:
> >> On Sun, 08 Mar 2009 15:46:04 +0000, R Kimber wrote:
> >> > My firewall is blocking a particular website
> >> > (www.pollingreport.com) despite the fact that I have set up no
> >> > rules for it to do so.
> >> >
> >> > I'm using Firestarter on 8.10 and I can see the IP listed under
> >> > Events -> Blocked connections
> >> >
> >> > Can anyone suggest what the problem is?
> >> >
> >> >
> >> Perhaps it is not a problem at all, perhaps it is a feature. If
> >> your system didn't request a connection to that server, and the
> >> server was trying to connect to a port on your machine, then drop
> >> the packet would be a reasonable response for a firewall.
> > I'm not sure I understand what you're saying. Obviously I'm trying
> > to see the website. Why would the browser not request a
> > connection, and only not request it on that particular website?
> From your question it was not at all obvious what you were trying or
> not trying. Actually it's still not exactly clear. It's always a good
> idea to remember that people on the list are not looking over your
> shoulder at your screen and thus you need to present a good idea of
> the actual situation. From the context of your post I assume that you
> have tried to browse to that site, but you haven't mentioned what
> happens or any error report you've seen.
The firewall is blocking it. There's no error. If there was a 404,
there surely wouldn't be any block. The message from Firestarter is
Date port source protocol service
Mar 9 16:45:49 52959 18.104.22.168 TCP unknown
In the browser, nothing happens for a while and then it (or maybe one
of the plugins) reports a network timeout. I can ping the server OK.
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