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Roger Mitchell
2004-06-29, 12:41
Here's a really interesting problem involving firewalls (an area in which I
am most certainly not an expert!!).

I was using Norton Internet Security 2004 and my SB was working great - no
problems with Shoutcast or anything else under 5.2. I decided to install the
new Zonealarm Pro Security Suite instead (version 5.0.590.043) as I've
always been a fan of Zonealarm. That's when my problems started. Everything
works except Shoutcast - here is the saga.

When connecting to Shoutcast, I get the usual message "Connecting to
SHOUTcast web site....." After about 10 seconds, I get the message "Problem:
lost server.....," etc. If I use a saved playlist with a Shoutcast site in
it, I can connect OK to the broadcast and listen for evermore but as soon as
I try to change to another station by reconnecting to the Shoutcast web
site, I loose the server again! It would seem then that I can connect
directly to a broadcaster but not to the Shoutcast web site.

If I shut down Zonealarm manually by right-clicking the taskbar icon and
shutting down, it makes no difference. If I uninstall Zonealarm, everything
then works. This is definitely connected with the new version of Zonealarm
then.

Next thing I did was to re-install an older version of Zonealarm Pro
(version 4.5.538). Everything works fine. Performed an upgrade to version
5.0.490.043 and no Shoutcast again.

I checked out everything with the squeezebox and also with Softsqueeze -
exactly the same problem.

There is definitely something different about this new version of Zonealarm
and I was just wondering whether anyone has had any experiences with it. I
really would like to get it sorted because it's a great program, especially
as it has AV facilities built in as well. Any ideas folks?

Roger, Newbury, UK

Pbox
2004-06-29, 14:26
I have zonealram pro on my slimserver (which is also my fileserver and
gateway with win2k server installed).

I have to give slimserver.exe all permissions except "act as server" on
the Internet Zone. It works without hiccups. With the nightly it even
has the pause bug fixed! Yippie.

Pbox

Roger Mitchell wrote:
>
> Here's a really interesting problem involving firewalls (an area in
> which I am most certainly not an expert!!).
>
> I was using Norton Internet Security 2004 and my SB was working great -
> no problems with Shoutcast or anything else under 5.2. I decided to
> install the new Zonealarm Pro Security Suite instead (version
> 5.0.590.043) as I've always been a fan of Zonealarm. That's when my
> problems started. Everything works except Shoutcast - here is the saga.
>
> When connecting to Shoutcast, I get the usual message "Connecting to
> SHOUTcast web site....." After about 10 seconds, I get the message
> "Problem: lost server.....," etc. If I use a saved playlist with a
> Shoutcast site in it, I can connect OK to the broadcast and listen for
> evermore but as soon as I try to change to another station by
> reconnecting to the Shoutcast web site, I loose the server again! It
> would seem then that I can connect directly to a broadcaster but not to
> the Shoutcast web site.
>
> If I shut down Zonealarm manually by right-clicking the taskbar icon and
> shutting down, it makes no difference. If I uninstall Zonealarm,
> everything then works. This is definitely connected with the new version
> of Zonealarm then.
>
> Next thing I did was to re-install an older version of Zonealarm Pro
> (version 4.5.538). Everything works fine. Performed an upgrade to
> version 5.0.490.043 and no Shoutcast again.
>
> I checked out everything with the squeezebox and also with Softsqueeze -
> exactly the same problem.
>
> There is definitely something different about this new version of
> Zonealarm and I was just wondering whether anyone has had any
> experiences with it. I really would like to get it sorted because it's a
> great program, especially as it has AV facilities built in as well. Any
> ideas folks?
>
> Roger, Newbury, UK
>
>
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