March 3rd, 2004, 12:35 AM
Zone alarm's ID
hi every body.
i have Zone alarm as my fire wall, now a days its showing that some IPs(from my local area network) are sending me netbios session, can u tell me for what reason we send netbios, how can i threat then not to send that because that is enoy me too much.
it will very good for me if u can tell me more bout netbios ??????
March 3rd, 2004, 12:52 AM
Hi, and welcome to AO
I won't explain netbios because your real question is about security......or it ought to be!
1. Open ZoneAlarm and go into "firewall" set both pointers to "high"
2. Go to "alerts and logs", and turn it to "off"
You should then only be alerted when your machine tries to talk to the outside
you might like to go to http://www.grc.com and run "shields up"...it should tell you that you are in "stealth mode"
March 3rd, 2004, 02:48 AM
its just a broadcast...nothing to worry about. a good thing would be to just turn the lil popups off or just switch firewalls to a better one but i wont get into that. The netbios thing isnt anything to worry about.