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DAOWAce
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Local communication blocked?

Post by DAOWAce » Sat Jan 18, 2014 7:32 am

Okay, solved the issue I posted about.. editing post.

A file server application I run on my computer which allows access to everyone on the LAN is blocked from communicating through the browser if NoScript is active. The application is accessed via a website on the WAN.

Is there any way to allow this?
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Re: Local communication blocked?

Post by Thrawn » Sat Jan 18, 2014 10:23 am

May I ask how you solved it?

Probably the cause was the built-in ABE rule, in the SYSTEM ruleset. The best approach would be to identify the blocked traffic, and put a rule above this one to permit it. Other approaches, such as disabling ABE or removing the built-in rule, leave you exposed to cross-zone attacks.
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Re: Local communication blocked?

Post by DAOWAce » Sun Jan 19, 2014 12:26 am

I'm an idiot, is how I solved it. In that case, it actually was retrieving data from a website; I hadn't noticed something available to unblock until after I posted.

Still, the now edited issue is something I'd like to eventually get fixed. Basically, trying to access localhost via a website. If there's some way to set an exception for this specific site and not unblock all local communication, that would be the ideal solution; but I've no idea what any of the options would do to resolve it. I have 'allow local links' enabled to no avail.
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Re: Local communication blocked?

Post by barbaz » Sun Jan 19, 2014 1:48 am

DAOWAce wrote:Still, the now edited issue is something I'd like to eventually get fixed. Basically, trying to access localhost via a website. If there's some way to set an exception for this specific site and not unblock all local communication, that would be the ideal solution; but I've no idea what any of the options would do to resolve it. I have 'allow local links' enabled to no avail.

that's ABE
you can make exception to the builtin system rule, see http://noscript.net/faq#qa8_1 and http://noscript.net/abe/abe_rules.pdf for instructions
if you can't figure it out from there, post here the messages from browser console (ctrl-shift-j) and we'll help you
*Always* check the changelogs BEFORE updating that important software!
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