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Hey, Scripting Guy! Weekend Scripter: How to Retrieve Enabled Windows Firewall Rules

  Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson here. The Scripting Wife and I are getting ready to head up to the mountains in search of a bit of cool air. Even if it is hot up there, it will still be cool because we are meeting one of my old high school friends. Actually, all of my high school friends are old now, but that is another story. John ...

Hey, Scripting Guy! How Can I Parse My Firewall Log File to See What Kind of Packets Are Being Sent?

(image) Hey, Scripting Guy! I would like to parse the firewall log on my computer and find out the kinds of packets that are going out. You know, how many Web page packets, how many DNS lookups, how many pings. That kind of stuff. I figure that I can look at these logs and pick up diagnostic information. For example, if I see a bunch of DNS ...

Hey, Scripting Guy! How Can I See Which Packets Are Being Dropped by Windows Firewall?

(image) Hey, Scripting Guy! I love the Windows Firewall. I think it is really cool. The fact that it is a low-maintenance tool is sweet, but every once in a while, I would like to look over the log files and see what is going on. In particularly, I want to know about what packets are being dropped by the firewall. Can you help me?- DC(image...