Posted 04 September 2008 - 10:48 AM
EXCELLENT question! HTTPS in fact works, even tho HTTP is blocked.
What does that mean?
I ran a piece of freeware I have, FreePortScanner, from nsauditor.com (nsasoft). it scans different (commonly-used) ports. It reported that all my commonly-used ports, such as 80 (HTTP), 110 (mail), 443 (https), etc, are CLOSED. I suspect that in fact that means "secured", since email works (as well as https, of course).
As to the Internet firewall, I just ran SERVICES.MSC and it reported that "Windows Firewall/Internet Connection Sharing" was running. I disabled it and then tried to get something using my browser, but it timed out.
Any idea what this means? Any other diagnostics you can suggest that might shed light on this?