[wix-users] configuring FirewallException for all outgoing ports?

Bob Arnson bob at firegiant.com
Tue Aug 29 06:49:13 PDT 2017

WixFirewallExtension does incoming firewall exceptions only.

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From: wix-users [mailto:wix-users-bounces at lists.wixtoolset.org] On Behalf Of Alan Sinclair
Sent: Sunday, 27 August, 2017 20:13
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Subject: [wix-users] configuring FirewallException for all outgoing ports?

Is there a value for the Port attribute in the wix firewall extension which will open all outgoing ports for the specified file?

In the WiX manual for "The FirewallException Element (Firewall Extension)", the  Program attribute grants 'access to all incoming ports and protocols'
.. does that imply outgoing ports too?  I don't actually want incoming ports opened but maybe can live with it.

I'm using this at present:

           <Component Id="...
               <File Id="...
               <fire:FirewallException Id='FWX1'
                    Program='[#fil_pc_client_session.exe]' Scope='any'
IgnoreFailure="no" />

though I'm not really sure Scope='any' is suitable as I'm a bit fuzzy on firewalls, just trying to implement requirements


PS It would be very nice if the manual page for FirewallException named the extension needed (i.e. WixFirewallExtension) ...

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