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DroidWall - Android Firewall (iptables front-end) [v1.5.5] [Dec/01/11]

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bartito

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hi,
I attach the applied rules.
seem to me that I have a error...
there are simple rules.
white list and allow all.
 

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hasselhoph

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Droidwall - which services required for Pandora?

Since running Droidwall, my Pandora comes up to the station list, but when I click a station, it goes to the play screen for a second then flicks back to the station list.

Something it needs for its advertisements is being blocked, I am guessing. Anybody know what it is? If I enable everything on WiFi, then it seems to work. So which specific services do I need to allow to make Pandora work?
 

otonvm

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May 21, 2011
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Hay!

Really cool app and it work's really well. Too well in fact, I couldn't connect to market and since there were 2 days between me installing your app and using market I completely forgot about it...

I guess it's another sign of a good app... :p

Anyway, while enabling market 2 cosmetic suggestions came to mind:
one would be presets for some common use cases, a wizard or something like it,
another would be an easier way to find an app by name like the alphabet column in the address book.


Again thanks for a good app!
 

batou42

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May 3, 2008
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Simple and easy to use

For some one who wants to manage his data traffic this app is excellent. For thous who wants some extra features you can try LBE Privacy Guard.
Personally I was using droid wall from version 1, only to switch to LBE Privacy Guard after the location leakage problem I've read on the xda-portal.
 

kerrglen

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Oct 28, 2010
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Feature request

First of all this is one of the best Android app, I love it.
Only small gripe I have is that because I travel abroad a lot I have to constantly modify the 3G rules as I allow different things to work when in my home country as opposed to being abroad.
Any chance you can add another set of rules for 3G so that I can switch between them when I am at home or away?
 

KRisM79

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Jan 20, 2009
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Bielefeld
Hi,

i have a problem with my VOIP under Gingerbread (2.3.4).

If the firewall is enabled, then nobody can call me. Is there any possibility to solve this problem?

Thank you anyway
 

Isadora

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First of all this is one of the best Android app, I love it.
Only small gripe I have is that because I travel abroad a lot I have to constantly modify the 3G rules as I allow different things to work when in my home country as opposed to being abroad.
Any chance you can add another set of rules for 3G so that I can switch between them when I am at home or away?

I second the request for separate 3G roaming rules :) would be excellent if the switch between home network/roaming could be automatic too.
 

aussiebum

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Dec 5, 2008
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Posting here as a FYI to anyone with Exit Code -1 error after clicking on Apply Rules (and happen to have a Samsung Galaxy S2).

It seems DroidWall v1.5.1 gets that error when the directory /system/lib/modules doesn't exist (like in VillianROM 2.0 for example). Creating that directory fixed the issue for me.
 

guv.

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Posting here as a FYI to anyone with Exit Code -1 error after clicking on Apply Rules (and happen to have a Samsung Galaxy S2).

It seems DroidWall v1.5.1 gets that error when the directory /system/lib/modules doesn't exist (like in VillianROM 2.0 for example). Creating that directory fixed the issue for me.

Tried that on my Galaxy S1 but doesn't work, I still get the Error Code -1.
I'm on Stock JVQ Firmware with Galaxian Kernel.
 

Tangopro

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Jul 17, 2011
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Yllier's Firewall IP?

Droidwall so far is good and appreciate the dev's work but why doesn't something like Firewall IP exist for Android? Would even be willing to pay for a "Droidwall Pro" with features like Firewall-IP on iOS. The reason is granular control. For example: It gives the ability to block a particular DN/IP/IP range. It gives controls over apps to allow them needed network access to function properly but surgical blocks their access to 3rd party ads/static servers. It would be great to see further development in this area (unless something similar already exists?).

PS Apps should not be allowed to scan your address book and then provide the data to third parties. Sayin...
 

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    I don't have an unlimited data plan, so I was quite frustrated to see that my G1 was consuming lots of megabytes in the background (also draining battery too fast).

    To solve this problem, I wrote this iptables front-end to block undesired applications from accessing the network.

    DroidWall - Android Firewall is a front-end application for the powerful iptables Linux firewall. It allows you to restrict which applications are permitted to access your data networks.

    This is the perfect solution if you don't have an unlimited data plan, or just wants to see your battery lasting longer.

    IMPORTANT: Root access required

    Project home:
    http://code.google.com/p/droidwall/
    or
    http://droidwall.googlecode.com/

    Download from the Android Market:
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    After installing, press menu and click Help for an explanation on how to use it.


    UPDATE: Latest version: 1.5.5 - You can check the changelog here.

    I hope this will help other people.
    RZR
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    I have stock 2.2 rooted On HTC desire . Installed Droidwall ,enabled it .

    Now only under whitelist ,clicked internet and did apply rules .Nothing else checked or clicked .

    Now I go back and look the Blacklist ,the internet is clicked there also .why ? If I uncheck at whitelist ,it get unchecked at blacklist also .

    I am not following this !.:confused:
    Why does the application gets checked at both the places ,when I check at only one place (either black or white list ) .?

    thanks
    I believe you misunderstood the functionality... DroidWall does not keep two separated lists.
    You must select one of the two operation modes: either white-list or black-list

    If you select black-list, it will block the selected apps.
    If you select white-list, it will allow the selected apps and block everything else.
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    It's a great app and very useful but I have a problem with that!
    my VPNs don't work properly when the wall is active.
    they can connect to the server but when I'm using web browser or synching apps like gmail and other stuff they can't work and they say no connection is available...:(
    any idea friend?
    (the VPN networking is selected on white list for both wifi and 3g)
    btw tnx for this great app

    Same Problem:
    Droidwall 1.5 & Samba

    Dont' work.
    Must disable firewall to access the phone :-(

    Those connections are handled by the kernel, you must allow kernel connections...
    If that doesn't work, use DroidWall's log to check what is being blocked.
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    Hello all,

    I have my own Android Market account now :)
    Many, many thanks to Jesse C for publishing DroidWall while I didn't have my account (it wasn't allowed on my country at that time).

    I will now be able to update the market version more often than before. And I have many new features in mind for the next versions.

    Unfortunately, we cannot move an application ownership on Market, so I had to publish DroidWall under a different package name. You can find the new version under the name DroidWall - Android Firewall or just scan the QR code on your phone:
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    Please, don't forget post a review of the new version ;)

    Note that both versions will be installed in parallel, but I definitely don't recommend keeping both since they will "fight" with each other. Remember to remove the old version after installing the new one.

    Just to make it clear, since some ppl asked me:
    The new version published on Market has the same signature of the APKs published on the website. However, you can't install the APKs from the website "over" the market version since the package name was changed on Market (if you try, they will install side-by-side).
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    Thanks,
    I knew about the fix for wi-fi as I've posted here a while back, but I will update it for 3G as well.
    Cool!
    /AL

    On the wiki about custom script is some info about the chains, I have found this by checking the script what is executed that applies the rules, its somewhere in /data/data/<package name droidwall> in one of the sub dirs. There is stand what interface belongs to what chain, all you do is add another interface to a chain, in this case the VPN interface

    I hope this little thing will also make it to the wiki it could help some people, so that they don't have to spend the time to figure it out on there own.