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So, I have disabled my windows firewall….because it breaks some of the apps I run on the daily. Now that the firewall is disabled, about 15 seconds after using my computer (right after it turns on), i get this extremely annoying sound, and a very annoying popup alerting me to the fact that I have disabled it. Yes Microsoft, I know I disabled it…i dont like your firewall. It kinda sucks. Infact it is about the worst one I have ever used. So i keep it off. BUUUUT the notification continues to pester me on the daily….To disable windows 10 firewall notifications, I ran the following command set, and it worked for a bit…but the annoying popups persist. Hopefully these steps help you.

Click the Type Here to Search bar

Search for Control Panel

Select Security and Maintenance

Select Change Security and Maintenance Settings

Under the Security Messages section

Uncheck Network Firewall

Reboot, and watch to see it it is now fixed

Opening Ports on Ubuntu Server 12.04

How to Open Ports Through the Firewall

Originally written for Ubuntu 12.04, not much has changed.  Here are the quick and easy steps to open any port.  For this guide, we will focus on 3306, but you can change that number for any other port number.

In most cases following simple rule opens TCP port 3306:

iptables -A INPUT -i eth0 -p tcp -m tcp – -dport 3306 -j ACCEPT

Port is now open and you are done!

Installing VNC on XUBUNTU

This is a quick how to on installing VNC for XUbuntu on 12.04

Open a terminal

sudo bash, and press Enter

Enter your password when prompted and press Enter

apt-get install x11vnc vnc-java and press Enter

Press Y to install VNC

After the install completes type:
x11vnc -storepasswd and press Enter

Set your password and confirm it

Open your firewall now by typing:
iptables -A INPUT -i eth0 -p tcp -m tcp – -dport 5800 -j ACCEPT
iptables -A INPUT -i eth0 -p tcp -m tcp – -dport 5900 -j ACCEPT
iptables -A INPUT -i ham0 -p tcp -m tcp – -dport 5800 -j ACCEPT
iptables -A INPUT -i ham0 -p tcp -m tcp – -dport 5900 -j ACCEPT

To start VNC type:
x11vnc -forever -httpdir /usr/share/vnc-java -httpport 5800

Now you can connect to the computer with the info listed on the screen