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# 138444 4-Jan-2014 16:02
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I know people are going to tell me I should have gotten rid of XP years ago but I have a few machines that do a specific task that I dont want to upgrade.
Is there anyway that I could set something up that would block any traffic going to or from the internet but still allow local network traffic only?




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  # 961145 4-Jan-2014 16:14
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Smoothwall Express will accomplish this as will a number of other firewalls.  You could set one up on one of your old XP boxes.

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  # 961148 4-Jan-2014 16:18
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You probably would have to use a router with this specific functionality. For example adding "Folio" (or the corresponding IP address) to this list in my router blocks all access to the Internet:







 
 
 
 




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  # 961153 4-Jan-2014 16:27
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Hmm my router runs Gargoyle, will have to see if it has it.
And if it does not? I dont really want to have a full pc running 24/7 and probably wont be able to because im not the one that pays powerbill.




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  # 961158 4-Jan-2014 16:33
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Just assign static IP without default gateway.

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  # 961165 4-Jan-2014 16:46
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yitz: Just assign static IP without default gateway.


^^That would be by far the simplest solution.



Gargoyle runs an iptables firewall so will be fairly simple to block outgoing traffic from a single IP.



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  # 961166 4-Jan-2014 16:49
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Oh you have got to be joking, It is really as simple as setting static with no Gateway?
Well I feel kinda stupid for not doing that.




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  # 961284 4-Jan-2014 21:10
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freitasm: You can do that, but anyone who knows a little bit would be able to get around it.


Just don't give them admin access or lock it out with a group policy ;)






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  # 961294 4-Jan-2014 21:49
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No one apart from me is going to use them, one of them is a picture frame that runs 7000 pictures and thats it.
The other is a jukebox pc of sorts that only does music.
I just dont want traffic to get to them from the internet but I still need network access to function locally.




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  # 961301 4-Jan-2014 22:18
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Doesn't gargoyle have an access restriction type thing where you can block internet access?

Under Firewall -> Restrictions?



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  # 961317 4-Jan-2014 22:52
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JamesL: Doesn't gargoyle have an access restriction type thing where you can block internet access?

Under Firewall -> Restrictions?


Ugh my brain is totally fried when im on holiday, thanks for pointing something out right under my nose.




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  # 961318 4-Jan-2014 22:56
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Know that feeling :)

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