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Offline rdsu

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Default ports on WebShield
« on: April 10, 2006, 12:15:49 AM »
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Why avast! doesn't have the ports 3128 and 8080, by default on WebShield?

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Re: Default ports on WebShield
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2006, 12:28:34 AM »
Because by default it only monitors http traffic (port 80) not other proxy traffic, you have to add other ports if you want avast's web shield to monitor them too. 8080 is a common proxy port, but I haven't heard of port 3128 used as a common proxy, although perhaps Proxomitron, see http://www.avast.com/eng/webshield_issues.html#idt_6874.
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Re: Default ports on WebShield
« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2006, 12:30:31 AM »
OK :)

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Re: Default ports on WebShield
« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2006, 12:56:10 AM »
You can freely add 8080 and 3128. I did and works just fine. They are still classified as HTTP...
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Re: Default ports on WebShield
« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2006, 01:17:44 AM »
It was what I made... ;)

8080 is an alternative for 80, and 3128 is more used for proxies...

In my opinion, Web Shield should scan this by default, but ok...
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Re: Default ports on WebShield
« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2006, 01:18:58 AM »
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Re: Default ports on WebShield
« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2006, 12:27:20 PM »
It was what I made... ;)

8080 is an alternative for 80, and 3128 is more used for proxies...

In my opinion, Web Shield should scan this by default, but ok...

Vampiric, from my point of view 8080 is not an alternative for 80 in any way. If you type http://page.domain.com/ it is always port 80, but truth is that Web servers can run on any port the administrator chooses.

Proxies on the other hand are commonly used in company environments. Frequently they ensure some kind of internet access policy - e.g. users must be authenticated. It's hard to guarantee that all these uncommon precaution are compatible with another proxy - WebShield. I don't think that adding an extra port into the WebShield configuration box is such a hassle for the user (or admin) that has to configure all other programs and browsers to use proxy on 8080 or 3128.

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Re: Default ports on WebShield
« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2006, 12:43:23 PM »
OK, lukor ;)
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