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Understanding the firewall log


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#1 Trialwall

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Posted 22 October 2014 - 10:44 PM

I was hoping someone could help me understand what happened when my net went out and a bunch of things were logged in my firewall log that I didn't quite understand. I can PM with data of when things are normal and when things got strange. I just want some peace of mind of what went down. Thanks.



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Posted 24 October 2014 - 03:53 PM

If you don't want to post the logs, can you sanitize them and post them (e.g. remove personal information)?


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Posted 30 October 2014 - 10:31 AM

We do not support help via email or PM as it defeats the purpose of our forums and prevents others learning from the information. Additionally we cannot verify that the help or suggestions submitted via email or PM are safe and or credible. 

 

As suggested you may 'sanitize' and remove any information you feel is of a personal nature and post that for review.


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#4 Trialwall

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Posted 30 October 2014 - 07:05 PM

Sorry about not getting back to this thread in time. A friend of mine helped me find what caused the disconnect and what the info in the log meant. In the end sometimes WoW (World of Warcraft) can cause some routers (multiple brands) to disconnect users from the internet entirely. They let me know that the info in the log simply showed the internet trying to reconnect. For future reference though is there something I can read in order to understand what would need to be "sanitized" in order to post a log? Also thanks for explaining the rules and I will be sure to follow them.






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