Firewall blocked traffic, what is it?

  Gr@h@m 14:48 04 Feb 2004
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I have a Sygate firewall, and I've just been checking the traffic logs. When I backtrace the blocked ones and click Whois, it only traces back to a server.

What is this traffic, and what happens if I let it in?

  Lazzer 15:01 04 Feb 2004

firewall blocked traffic is or are the website you have blocked with your firewall, ie:
zone alarm asks you each time you visit a page or something if you want to accept it, is you click yes you have access to it, but say there is a site you dont recognise trying to access your pc for eg porn you can block it, all this means is that the firewall has blocked this from getting to your pc

  Lazzer 15:04 04 Feb 2004

it could be anything, if you dont know what it is i think you should just leave it

  MidgetMan 15:05 04 Feb 2004

Not something to worry about, the majority of it will be "handshakes" between you and the server. The chances of it being someone trying to get in to your pc are as remote as there being life on mars.

  Gr@h@m 15:30 04 Feb 2004

Thanks, but I don't think they're just handshakes. They trace back to The Caribean, Canada, Hong Kong, etc., while I'm only on a UK site, this one.

  kellysbouncas@sky.com 16:03 04 Feb 2004

internet is world wide I talk to Australia & south africa regular my virus scanner protection comes from a guy in India online is exactly that you can get handshakes from anywhere & usually these need to be blocked zonealarm is probably the easiest to use & see what is happening

  cycoze 17:04 04 Feb 2004

Most of these alerts are quite normal , handshakes , i wouldnt worry to much about them , when you get a series of them say 100 in a couple of minutes thats a bit different.

If you really want to go into the forensics click here , excellent page .

Lighter reading click here .

Also if you want a site for whois etc try click here and to find out a little more on a site try click here .

  Gr@h@m 17:48 04 Feb 2004

Thanks, interesting reading!

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