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BurtonSorb
07-03-2015,
Sorry for the bad title and if I posted in the wrong forum, wasn't sure where this question would fit best. Anyways, my VPN's instructions for setting up comodo firewall to only allow vpn traffic is to have an allow all traffic going through the vpn rule. I'm guessing this rule will provide no firewall protection for traffic going through my vpn (all of my traffic) so I was wondering if that is a security threat? Does my VPN somehow act as a firewall? By the way, I have a router.

Buycheapestmicardisea
07-04-2015,
This is a subscription you have with a VPN provider? Not a corporate VPN?

Buy Cialis
07-06-2015,
I looked at their site and saw that they only do remote port forwarding when you configure this explicitly.
But I did not find a section on Comodo in their help files. Can you tell me where you found it?

When you are connected to your VPN, can you open Windows' Network and Sharing Center and look under "View you active networks"? (that's for Windows 8).
What information is listed under your AirVPN connection? For example, does it say Public network, Private Network, ... ?

buymesoBek
07-06-2015,
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I looked at their site and saw that they only do remote port forwarding when you configure this explicitly.
But I did not find a section on Comodo in their help files. Can you tell me where you found it?

When you are connected to your VPN, can you open Windows' Network and Sharing Center and look under "View you active networks"? (that's for Windows 8).
What information is listed under your AirVPN connection? For example, does it say Public network, Private Network, ... ?

Heres the link to the guide: https://airvpn.org/topic/3405-windows-comodo-prevent-leaks/

It says public network. Also, I am not currently forwarding any ports by the way.

buysottGerribe
07-07-2015,
OK, I see. This Comodo configuration recommended by AirVPN is to prevent DNS leaks and leaks in case of an unexpected VPN disconnection.
You understand what these leaks are? I can explain it if you want.