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This dialog window allows you to configure the alert list for various types of incoming and outgoing connections.


The following alert types are available:

· Incoming connection from a specified IP address or range of IP addresses.
· Incoming connection to a specified local port or range of local ports.
· Outgoing connection to a specified IP address or range of IP addresses.
· Outgoing connection to a specified remote port or range of remote ports.

In order to create a new alert, click on the Add Record button.


Action – choose the action that will take place once the alert is triggered: Play Sound – play the sound file. Choosing the Ignore option will make the program exclude a certain type of connection from the alert list. For example, if you would like to monitor all incoming connections but to the local port 80, you can define an alert where the connection type is Incoming and the local port number is 80, and choose the Ignore action for it. Please note, that the alert function is looking for the first occurrence of a connection matching the specified alert; therefore, the excluded alert must be the first in the list of alerts, otherwise it will not be read by the program and all connections to port 80 will still trigger the alarm.

Remote IP Addresses – one or several IP addresses, or the range of addresses, a connection from which will trigger an alert. If the Any Address box is checked, then any connection will trigger an alert.

Local Ports, Remote Ports – one or several local or remote ports, or a range of ports can be specified. If the box Any Port is checked, then any local or remote port, depending on the connection type, indicated in Connection Type will trigger the alert.

After the alert is created you can edit it by double-clicking on it in the list of alerts. You can change the order in which the alerts are read by the program using the Move Up and Move Down buttons. You can delete an alert by clicking on the Clear Selected button.

The alerts are read in the descending order. The search is finished with the first match; all remaining alerts are not evaluated.

Check the Disable Alerts box in the Alerts window to temporarily disable all alerts.