Firewall, stealth mode and local LAN access
Hi, just testing BD Total Security as I'm thinking of coming back to BD after a few years with Webroot. I'm liking the product for speed and ease of use, but would like a better understanding of what some of the options do. In particular I'm having issues with Stealth Mode and the local LAN.
With Stealth Mode enabled I'm unable to ping machines on the LAN. After a chat session with a very helpful support tech, I used this link to resolve it:
So I not only have to turn Stealth Mode off, I also have to create a firewall exception for 192.168.1.0/24 in order to be able to ping between machines on the network. I had hoped that the firewall exception would override the Stealth Mode option for the specified network so I could leave Stealth Mode enabled.
Can someone kindly explain what Stealth Mode is supposed to do, and what I risk by leaving it disabled?
And has anyone else had issues pinging machines on the local network with Stealth Mode enabled? Is that how it is supposed to work?