How can I configure Sygate Personal Firewall?
How to set up Sygate Personal Firewall Pro
This was setup using version 5.1 Build 1615s. Verified same procedure works on version 5.5 Build 2637.
- Assuming you haven't run DC++ yet with the firewall, start
up DC++. You will see a dialog like the following:
Make sure to check Remember my answer, and do not ask me again for this application
- DC++ should now be set up!
The above is a quick way to set up DC++ on your computer which should work for most people. By default, DC++ uses random ports for traffic, sometimes this is a good thing and other times it's better to specify which port it can use.
Follow the guide below on how to lock down DC++ to use a single inbound port (not required!). This is not needed if you run DC++ in passive mode.
- Select a port that DC++ traffic will use. Pick a
number between 1025 - 65535. Put that port into DC++
- Open up the main screen for Sygate:
Click on Applications
- This will list all the applications Sygate knows about on
your computer that have tried to access the Internet.
Select DC++ and click on Advanced
* Put the port number you randomly selected into the Local Ports section for both TCP and UDP.
* Uncheck Allow ICMP traffic. Since DC++ doesn't respond to pings, there is no point enabling it for a possible ping flood.
- Now DC++ is set up with a more secure firewall rule.
Last update: 2006-06-03 15:49
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