McAfee Desktop Firewall - Trusted list and Syn Flood

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Hi all,

I have a Windows 2000 machine for test purposes, on which I use McAfee
Desktop Firewall 8.0.

I connect to this machine from a XP machine. The XP machine's IP
address is in the "trusted" list of the McAfee Firewall, still I
always get "Syn Flood" popups which lock down programs on the XP
machine that try to connect via network.

Is there any way to disable SYN Flood detection for the trusted
addresses?

Thanks!

Robert


Re: McAfee Desktop Firewall - Trusted list and Syn Flood

I am assuming that you are using version 8.0 of the corporate edition.
To disable Syn-flood double click on the icon in your task tray. Then
got to "edit" in the menu list and choose 'options' from the drop down.
In the window that pops up click on the 'Signatures' tab. There should
be a signature there for "SYN flood". Just uncheck the box next to it
and this hsould disable it.

The second post in this list reads like it is in relation to the retail
version and I have no idea about it. I have never used it.


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Re: McAfee Desktop Firewall - Trusted list and Syn Flood
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Thanks for your answer. Your assumption is correct: Version 8.0
However, we are also using the EPO agent, therefore disabling Syn
Flood detection is not possible in my firewall, without removing the
computer from EPO policies first.

In response to the other Ed's posting, I'm not a big fan of this
product, but that's what our company has for the (few) pre-XP
machines.

Robert


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asperamanca@gmail.com wrote:
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Sorry I can't answer your question. I'm a new
McAfee user and wondering your opinion of this
firewall. I'm thinking it is rather bloated. There
are numerous McAfee ditties running. (i.e. Agent,
HackerWatch, User manager). I only have the
firewall installed. Thanks.

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