Software Firewalls





Software firewalls, also known as host-based firewalls, provide a layer of software on one host that controls network traffic in and out of that single machine. Most operating systems now include firewall software, but many available software firewalls include central distribution, antivirus systems and disaster recovery.

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i have entities like below


how to find corresponding  foreign special character.

Please advise
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Hi expertsAWS opened ports for reference,

   My web application is running on aws ubuntu 16.  I have the following ports open from aws.  
It has the following applications running on ubuntu

uwsgi with nginx -  i  Think it uses port 80
node.js with react - react is rendering on port 9009
webpack with webpack.config.js - which creates js file which will be using port 80
npm run django: runserver  uses port 8000
elastic search :9200 uses port 9200
postgresql used port:5432

Please see the opened ports on aws.  screenshot for reference.

With putty I connect to linux ubuntu machine with the following ip address

There is docker application which runs inside that linux box uses nginx, postgres, elasticsearch

When I run docker application, and I able to see from browser with

Where as when I run python runserver I am not able to see the application.

The site can't be reached refused to connect error.

Whereas I can see the docker application when the docker is run.

Please help me why the python application is not running on the browser, where as Docker application runs well.

With python runserver 0,0,0,0:8000 I am running from the source code.  Whereas with docker I am running the docker image.

Both are same application.  

Please help me in fixing this issue.

with many thanks,
Bharath AK
Currently we have TMG as web proxy and websense as web filtering
We are going to replace TMG with Bluecoat SG Appliance.

Hence I need to know which design is considered as best in terms of secure and efficiency.

We have 1500 users.

Any help would be appreciated.
I am receiving intermittent issues on a client server. After a while, users cannot access the internet or internal servers. Unfortunately, I am not on site and only have access to the logs as we need to restart the server before I can get there to minimise down time for all users.

Once the server is restarted, all users can access the internet/internal servers/share drives etc.

This has only come up over the couple of months randomly. Previously the DNS servers on the server had another IP which is the virtual server NIC (nic 2) and the TCP/IP V4 DNS had The 169.x.x.x has been removed and the has been changed to

Would really appreciate what else I should be looking at as this has me stumped. Are there any ports on the firewall that need to explicitly be open?

The errors at the times of the issue commencing is Netlogon error 5774 entries. I have copied one below however have slightly changed the DNS record of the internal domain name. The IP Address is the Server 2012 R2 DC. It is the only one on the network.

The dynamic registration of the DNS record 'DomainDnsZones.DOMAINNAME.local. 600 IN A' failed on the following DNS server:  

DNS server IP address:
Returned Response Code (RCODE): 0
Returned Status Code: 10054  

For computers and users to locate this domain controller, this record must be registered in DNS.  

Determine what might have caused this failure, …
Ok can someone please explain how to get my VPN IP pool talking to my inside network. Everything works fine using any connect VPN client. Assigns IP address but I can not ping inside subnet and the firewall itself cannot ping the VPN IP pool address .

update: ok now the firewall can ping connected client in the VPN IP Pool address and it can ping the internal (inside) network but the VPN client cannot ping the inside subnet.

My goal here is to be able to launch ASDM to administer the firewall from afar. Any help would be appreciated..
i currently have a watchguard firebox with UTM and using vmware.
im currently upgrading the environment to the latest vmware and nsx.
is it recommended to eliminate the watchguard and ONLY use NSX?
Checkpoint R 75.46

I have installed smart center on one VM and trying to connect from one host machine via smart dashboard.

I am getting an error attached.

I can ping to smart center server and telnet on port 18190.
Dear Expert,

I will shut down my Checkpoint Firewall R77 and Hitachi San (model: HUS130) . Could you please provide a startup and shutdown procedure for Checkpoint and HItachi SAN manual. In addition, Will share your experience for shutdown /startup process. Thanks
I work in a hospital. We use the Stratus iPad app for interpretation.  We have a guest internet circuit that these iPads are on.  The circuit was recently upgraded from 35 Mbps to 100 Mbps. No other changes that i know of. Around that time the Stratus app stopped connecting. There is an asa 5505 on this circuit, but only default config is enabled.

 I took the ipad home and the app worked fine on my home wifi.  I ahve contacted the vendor and our ISP. Both claim it must be a firewall issue, but nothing has changed.  Any ideas?
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I use FreeBSD ipfw, I want to measure current speed in bytes per second and packets per second for monitoring.
If I have a pipe and two queues in it, ipfw doesn't give current speed when executing 'show'. If I try to measure speed by counters (ipfw rules), I don't get real speed because counters measure queue input, some packets can be dropped in queue or pipe.
Please, help.
I have a ubuntu server on wan. i can connect to it via ssh from windows on another ip rang.
my clint not ping it and i can't ping my client from server.
how to use X app from server i install xinit and x app on server .
firewall is disabled on ubuntu server.
PFSense v. 2.2.4, connected to a Comcast circuit with 30 down, 15 up.  A computer connected directly to the PFSense tests speeds at right about 30 / 15.  But if a switch is introduced, the speed drops to 2-4 / 10-12.  Several switches have been tried - all 10/100/1000, none managed or manageable.  Several computers have been tried.  Same result with each.  In each case only the testing computer and the PFSense were plugged into the switch - no other devices.  In the PFSense, the LAN interface is set to automatic and shows a connection at 1000 BT, full duplex.  What could possibly be happening that slows the internet down so significantly simply by virtue of introducing a switch?  And it should be noted that upload speeds are still good, it's just download that drops down significantly.   I do realize that the PFSense needs to be updated to a more recent version, and I will do that, but since the speed is just fine when the computer is directly connected I really don't think the version upgrade is the issue.  Any ideas are appreciated!

how to mute moto 4g plus camera.
when i take i hear click sound which i hate. i want silent camera. please advise
Hello, I started to configure a PFSense, version 2.4.1. I want to know if it is possible to configure an IPsec multi-WAN failover

Has anyone had any experience configuring this? I already configured the DUAL WAN Failover on the PFSense

I would like that the VPN tunnel can be able to stay up if the WAN fails over.

Thanks in advance

I am trying to run PowerSchool Gradebook from our client computers that go through a forefront tmg filtering 2010.

But for some reason i get an error message i wish to share below with you.

can anyone guide me and help me whats happening?

Launch file error message:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<jnlp spec="1.0+" codebase=""; version="">
        <title>PowerTeacher Gradebook</title>
        <vendor>Pearson School Systems</vendor>
        <description>PowerTeacher Gradebook Application</description>
        <description kind="tooltip">PowerTeacher Gradebook</description>
        <homepage href=""/>
        <icon href="wgb_dockIcon.png"/>
        <icon href="splash.png" kind="splash"/>
    <resources arch="">
        <j2se version="1.7+" initial-heap-size="256m" max-heap-size="512m" java-vm-args="-XX:MaxPermSize=384m -XX:PermSize=256m -XX:+UseConcMarkSweepGC -XX:+CMSParallelRemarkEnabled -XX:+UseCMSInitiatingOccupancyOnly -XX:CMSInitiatingOccupancyFraction=70 -XX:+ScavengeBeforeFullGC -XX:+CMSScavengeBeforeRemark" />
        <jar href="boot.jar" />
        <jar href="lib/powerschool-gradebook.jar" main="true"/>
        <jar href="lib/powerschool-httpinvoke.jar" />
        <jar href="lib/powerschool-i18n-sdk.jar" />
        <jar …
Goal: Allow a user to connect to his desktop computer with RDP  ONLY after connecting vpn.

Environment:   OPNsense/Pfsense firewall
53,25,80,443 allow through firewall-
Currently can successfully rdp  with or without VPN with port forwarding - suspect traffic is hitting the fw on public int/public static  and not the desired private Ip a range allocated VPN connection.

User successfully connects to vpn, receives ip, but cant access local resources.
The client side vpn registers an IP address, the FW sees the connection- Just doesn't seem to allow traffic from vpn to local network

The IP range assigned to vpn  connections 10.  the local ip range is 192.

I have followed this guide
and I have successfully  connected to and passed Auth.
*yes i did add rule to allow vpn traffic access to local resources

When connected to VPN , I can not ping my vpn gateway (, I can not ping any local resources (192.168.37.X)
Outside of the the VPN I am able to make a connection.

Any help would be appreciated
I have a main office running OpenVPN on Untangle v9.4 (I know, but they don't want to spend the money to upgrade and reconnect all of the offices) The remote offices are all on different subnets, and I have no problem reaching the main office by IP address or hostname from the remote office computers. From the main office, I am unable to ping or communicate with any of the remote offices. There are no issues with the main office connecting to the internet, but I am unable to communicate with the connected networks. The OpenVPN connectivity at each office is using a Ubiquiti Edgerouter-X with the config file imported and I use my laptop to support the various offices via a software client OpenVPN connection. When I connect to the OpenVPN server at the main office using my laptop, I am able to ping, use RDP, whatever, I can even use NSLOOKUP from the DC in the main office as the server and get the IP Addresses for the systems in the remote offices. Trying to run a tracert from the cli on the DC server in the main office gives me a first hop that is the LAN address of the Untangle box, but times out on every other hop. This looks like a route issue to me, but I haven't been able to add a static route in any form that allows me to communicate with the remote networks. Help!
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Enviroment Checkpoint + r77.20

Every time I open a FTP SSL session, IPS drops randomly the transfer. If disabled works fine.

I´ve added  exceptions to IPS  for FTP SSL but still drops sometimes sessions.

any ideas?

Hi team,

I want to start up my start up my SDN Cource on online can anybody give me some guidelines how to start and what to learn.

Thanks in advance

suresh kumar k
For some reason, I can't change the setting of the interface e1 from 100full to auto.
I update the internet speed from 30mbps to 100mbps (Cable provider).
I am not getting 100mbps out from the pix501, if I connect the computer directly to the modem, I can get the 100mbps.

Looking around for a solution, someone recommended to set both interfaces (e0 and e1) to auto. E0 is already set to auto, but e1 I can't change it to auto. The pix 501 give me a message "int e1 can only be set 100full".
Why I can't change it?
Hope someone can help.
thanks for any suggestions to my issue....

PIX Version 6.3(5)
interface ethernet0 auto
interface ethernet1 100full
We currently use OpenVPN, as well as L2TP over IPSec VPN on our Linux servers (CentOS 6.x mostly). Both VPN servers are running properly. However, while each of the physical servers have several IPs assigned to them, the VPN is always able to run on one IP address only.

What we need:

A user connects to our server (either via OpenVPN or via L2TP over IPsec VPN), the server picks a random server IP address instead of just one for all users.

Basically, what we need is a server side IP address rotation for the VPN.
Dear All,
         Recently I configured TMG firewall as a proxy I make all the rules & every thing is working fine. If I login to TMG server and ping any public ip’s or any domain like etc. I am able to ping but on client computer If provide them internet via TMG then are able to access but not able to ping any public ip or domain like
         So please need your support to enable ping

Thanks in advance

How do i allow a third party IP Address or  to come thru my firewallD for Centos 7.  I need a step by step explanation how to do this.  This is the situation, I have a site builder module installed on my control panel. When i access it, it takes me to the third party company where i do the site creation. Once the site is completed, i have to publish it to a domain on my server. The only way to do this is allow the third parties ip address access so i can publish the content to a domain on my system. Please Help

Software Firewalls





Software firewalls, also known as host-based firewalls, provide a layer of software on one host that controls network traffic in and out of that single machine. Most operating systems now include firewall software, but many available software firewalls include central distribution, antivirus systems and disaster recovery.

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