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Explain firewall settings

Posted on 2007-11-16
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Can you give a brief explaiation of what each filter is for,  and what would be affected when enabled?

(when I enabled Filter cookies i could not browse the internet)

Filter Proxy:  
Filter Cookies:  
Filter Java Applets:    
Filter ActiveX :
Filter Multicast:  
     
   
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You may find this document particularly useful:
http://www.informit.com/articles/printerfriendly.aspx?p=598649


Hope this helps
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A mode general explanation of the filters you have queried about:

Filter proxy : This setting would typically allow you to channel the traffic to and from your network through a proxy server of your choice.

Filter cookies: This setting allows you to override any cookie related setting of the client web-browser. If you set the cookie filter on the firewall to block all cookies, any web-site that uses cookies would think that the user is rejecting cookies, irrespective of the settings in the web-browser.

Similarly, Java Applets and ActiveX filters allow you to control how the firewall should respond to content requiring any of them.

Hope this helps and any comments/suggestions/corrections are welcome.
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