I've just built a new machine around the EPoX 8KDA3+ mobo.
The mobo uses the Nvidia NForce 3 250Gb chipset, which has firewall functionality.
The firewall looks ok, and has most of the bells and whistles I expected, except for the monitoring and logging abilities, which are relatively primitive.
So far, so good...
I then noticed that I have problems accessing one of my regular news sites http://www.nettavisen.no
I eventually traced the problems down to the firewall. As soon as I shut it down, the site works perfectly.
I then attempted to create a custom profile, based on the "off" settings - that is everything allowed, so that I could attempt to turn on feature after feature to see what causes the problem. Unfortunately, just leaving the firewall on with all functionality turned off leaves the site non-functional. The browser times out.
Some more mucking around in the web-based interface reveals that the information table shows that trying to access the site leads to one "Denied outbound TCP segments" (+ some other allowed inbound and outbound packages.) However, the log shows absolutely nothing, zip, zilch, nada, so what actually gets denied is still a mystery. (I said the logging and monitoring abilities were somewhat primitive.)
What gives ? Can anyone what a motherboard with this chipset duplicate these results, and does anyone have any ideas on what to try next (besides killing the firewall, that is...)
Btw. Name lookup and traceroute shows exactly the same results with and without the firewall. The browsers I've tried are Firefox and Exploder.