I am building an internet billing application to run on an XP box.
I need to find a way to implement a software firewall solution that allows for editing of rules via either a database connection, text/xml file editing, or registry editing. In short, I need to control the rules dynamically from a VB COM application.
Help! I have pulled my hair out today trying to do this. The closest that I have come is EasySec's firewall SDK (http://www.effectmatrix.com/easysec/index.htm
), but this looks hellishly difficult to operate. It gives me the facility to build a firewall application, but this is not what I need. I purely need to be able to edit the rules on the fly.