Solved I'm seeing allowed connections from blocked servers

August 14, 2012 at 07:41:43
Specs: Windows 7
Does the Host file allow connections to your computer?

Although I have placed some server names into the host file, Wallwatcher 5.0 is indicating that those servers have made connections. This didn't seem to be a problem before I took some online advice to add servers to my host file.

I use iptables on a WNDR3700 router with DD-WRT firmware. In the iptable rules I've also blocked these servers. One example is cnbc7.net and a couple of U.S. Akamai servers.

Thanks in advance


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August 15, 2012 at 08:07:24
There is a mistake in #3, must be:

127.0.0.1 xxx.com

First part is the ip for loopback and, second part is the domain name to block.

You can add more than one domain (white space separated) to the ip address like this:

127.0.0.1 xxx.com yyy.com



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August 14, 2012 at 10:55:54
If your iptables rules are setup correctly the connections should not be allowed in. That's where I would start looking.

grep your iptables rules file for those IP addresses and see if you actually have rules for them.

Tony


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#2
August 14, 2012 at 11:50:16
Thanks for the reply Tony. I will use -grep and get back with you

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#3
August 14, 2012 at 12:34:32
Adding server names does nothing. That is not how the hosts file works.

You have to add domain names associated with the loopback ip.

for example.

xxx.com 127.0.0.1

myserver 127.0.0.1 does nothing

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August 15, 2012 at 08:07:24
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There is a mistake in #3, must be:

127.0.0.1 xxx.com

First part is the ip for loopback and, second part is the domain name to block.

You can add more than one domain (white space separated) to the ip address like this:

127.0.0.1 xxx.com yyy.com


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August 15, 2012 at 08:33:04
Yep you are correct paulsep. The format was opposite. Point of server names vs domain names still remains.

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August 23, 2012 at 07:22:35
WOW! Thanks Paul... that was right on time. Just got back home from Europe... sorry about the long wait...

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August 24, 2012 at 19:39:39
No problem,
you are welcome.

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