1.    10 Dec 2016 #1
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    Windows 10 Home 64-bit (10.0, Build 14393) (14393.rs1_release.161220-1747)

    question about firewall outbound rules


    hi there
    I intend to create an outbound rule in Windows Firewall to block connections certain software might attempt to make.
    My question is if I can add an IP exception, like blocking all outbound connections with the exception of certain IP address where the software may connect, which is actually my website's ftp server.
    I've surfed in rules settings and I cannot find it.
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  2.    10 Dec 2016 #2
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    Use hosts file under C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc instead.
    Example:
    127.0.0.1 http://www.yahoo.com
    will block yahoo website.
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  3.    10 Dec 2016 #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by topgundcp View Post
    Use hosts file under C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc instead.
    Example:
    127.0.0.1 http://www.yahoo.com
    will block yahoo website.
    Hi Topgundcp
    I don't understand, what i want is to block a program to all outbound connections except my website's ftp server IP address.
    Can you do that in hosts??
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  4.    10 Dec 2016 #4
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    If your blocking just one program you can use the host you cant block all connections that way
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  5.    10 Dec 2016 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by Samuria View Post
    If your blocking just one program you can use the host you cant block all connections that way
    There is something no one is getting right.
    I DO NOT WANT TO BLOCK ALL CONNECTIONS
    I want to block all outbound connections from a certain program EXCEPT my FTP's IP address.
    To that IP address I DO WANT THE SOFTWARE TO CONNECT
    Is that possible?
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  6.    12 Dec 2016 #6
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    someone?
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  7.    12 Dec 2016 #7
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    Still not clear is the ftp and the software going to the same ip or not and what ports are the using what is the software
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  8.    19 Dec 2016 #8
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    Add a custom rule at the windows firewall. Choose the program and in the scope section of the rule specify the ip ranges that you don't want the program to send packets. like: 0.0.0.0 - (IP address of your FTP Server - 1) add a second range (IP address of you FTP Server + 1) - 255.255.255.255
    In the action section use block connection.
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