test when my firewall blocks my application

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    test when my firewall blocks my application

    i am trying to figure out what todo if i allow my app access the net and let the socket connect
    then about 10 mins later ,, block it with my firewall ,
    i want something to report that its been blocked instantly after i block it
    it must be some condtion with the socket i think
    anyone know how?
    Last edited by Anddos; 09-02-2006 at 04:01 AM.

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    As far as I noticed, you will get an error from the socket functions. For example, the send() will return a -1.
    I don't think the program is capable of identifying a FW block. Think about it, for the application it's the same if the connection fails or the connection is blocked, the result is the same.
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