Using the advanced editing mode

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Using the advanced editing mode

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The advanced editing mode allows you to set highly specific rules for the relevant network, although you will need a certain level of knowledge of network security for this. You can of course create all the rules here that can be created using the rule wizard, but advanced settings can also be made. The following configuration options are available:

Name: This allows you to change the name of the current rule set if required. The rule set will then be displayed under this name in the list within the Rule setsarea and can be combined with networks identified by the firewall there.

Stealth mode: Stealth mode (meaning: hidden, secret) is used for not answering requests to the computer that verify the relevant port's accessibility. This makes it difficult for hackers to obtain system information in this manner.

Action if no rule applies: Here, you can specify if access to the network should generally be permitted, denied, or subject to an inquiry. Should any special rules for individual programs be defined by the firewall's learning function, these are of course applied.

Adaptive mode: The adaptive mode supports applications that use feedback channel technology (e.g. FTP and numerous online games). These applications connect to a remote computer and negotiate a feedback channel with it, which the remote computer then uses to "reverse connect" to your application. If the adaptive mode is enabled, the firewall detects this feedback channel and permits it without querying it separately.