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Easy question: Windows Firewall log displays "DROP ---------MyIP-------------ForeignIP-------Ports----------------------------RECEIVE"

In the Windows firewall log, what does the RECEIVE mean at the end of "DROP ---------MyIP-------------ForeignIP-------Ports----------------------------RECEIVE"? Does it mean that it is accepting packets from the foreign IP after dropping some?

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RECEIVE just tells the direction of the communication. Data was coming to you, but was dropped by the firewall.... fairly normal for Windows Firewall.

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