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petm

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Message 15026 - Posted: 18 Jan 2008, 17:48:02 UTC

Hi there
In settings I have marked that Boinc should be running only when I am not using my pc. Though I can see that when I am using it there is a lot of traffic going in and out of the firewall and the "guilty" program is Boinc. What is this??
I use the free firewall from Zonealarm.
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Message 15027 - Posted: 18 Jan 2008, 18:06:26 UTC
Last modified: 18 Jan 2008, 18:06:38 UTC

BOINC Manager (boincmgr.exe), the client (boinc.exe) and the screen saver (boinc.scr) communicate with each other through TCP port 31416. It's this communicating that you see in Zone Alarm.

Just put the separate parts of BOINC in your Safe Zone and it should stop bugging you.
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SekeRob

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Message 15028 - Posted: 18 Jan 2008, 18:16:49 UTC - in response to Message 15027.  
Last modified: 18 Jan 2008, 18:17:11 UTC

Comodo Firewall Pro (v 3.0.15.277 currently) is very nice, much more configurable and free. It has an option to ignore all loopback/localhost traffic and an option to not show animation of the system tray icon.
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