I have asked my ISP for help on a problem but they have requested a copy of the Firewall as below, but how or where do I find such a log. I have Norton Virus Checker on my machine
“We regret to inform you that the information you sent us is not sufficient for us to trace the abuser. We can trace the abuser with the IP address provided in the firewall log only if we know the accurate date and time, at which the abuser was connected to internet. As such it is a must for us to know the timestamp”
Given below is a typical firewall log: 02/22 20:43:26 184.108.40.206.4395 > 220.127.116.11.445: S 4099759786:4099759786(0) win 53760 mss 1460,nop,wscale 3,nop,nop,timestamp 0 0,nop,nop,sackOK> (DF)
Using Logging You can enable logging to help identify the source of inbound traffic and to provide details on what traffic is being blocked. %Windir%\pfirewall.log is the default log file. To enable logging, follow these steps: 1. Click Start, click Run, type Firewall.cpl, and then click OK. 2. Click the Advanced tab. 3. In Security Logging, click Settings. 4. In Log Settings, click to select the Log dropped packets check box, and then click OK. 5. Click OK to close Windows Firewall.
Hi, I think if you go to the firewall settings Control panel/security center at the bottom is the Manage security center. click windows firewall under the advanced tag will be security logging it should give the location of the file i.e. C:\WINDOWS\pfirewall.log I assume this would have to be enabled to have a log. I dont have this as I don't use the XP Fw.