Blocked conformance tests

Reece Dunn msclrhd at
Tue Feb 5 06:34:54 CST 2008

On 05/02/2008, Francois Gouget <fgouget at> wrote:
> When I run winetest on Windows XP I get some dialog boxes asking me:
>    Do you want to keep blocking this program?

This is because the Windows firewall is blocking the application from
connecting to the internet and/or making TCP/IP calls.

> According to the title bar, the impacted tests are:
>    dplayx
>    rpcrt4
>    'Microsoft DirectPlay Helper'  ???
>    ws2_32
> My understanding is that it should only prevent the test from receiving
> network connections which I guess is not common. Does anyone know if
> this could cause any test failure currently?

If the firewall is blocking the network traffic, it should cause those
tests to fail.

> How does XP determine whether to block the test or not?
> Is the 'authorisation' based on the executable hash? If so there's no
> way to pre-authorise the tests for nightly tests.
> Should the winetest mark the executable so it is not hampered by this
> check?

I don't know if it is possible to automatically (or even globally)
allow these tests to run without disabling the firewall. This would
need further investigation.

Also, could you add a note about the presence of a firewall to the
ConformanceTests wiki page.

- Reece

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