Spr 13:25 26 Mar 2006

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 > S 4099759786:4099759786(0) win 53760 mss 1460,nop,wscale 3,nop,nop,timestamp 0 0,nop,nop,sackOK> (DF)

  Belatucadrus 13:46 26 Mar 2006

What firewall are you using ?

  Spr 15:26 26 Mar 2006

It is the one supplied by Windows in the SP2
thats all I know.

  ACOLYTE 15:39 26 Mar 2006

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.

Taken from click here HTH.

  lozparry 15:48 26 Mar 2006

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.

  lozparry 15:49 26 Mar 2006

whoops bet me to it

  Spr 19:06 26 Mar 2006

All resloved Thanks

This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.

Elsewhere on IDG sites

Galaxy Note 8 vs iPhone X

Awful clip art from 1994 is being tweeted every hour by a bot

iPhone X vs Samsung Galaxy Note 8

Les meilleurs navigateurs internet 2017