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Pro Tools mystery - Input Monitoring always on

Discussion in 'Home Recording Studio' started by TheDuck, Sep 3, 2018.

  1. Thrup'ny Bit

    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon Strat-Talk Supporter

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    May 21, 2010
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    Linux box running a firewall twixt us and them...:whistling:
     

  2. roger@pennyflic

    roger@pennyflic Senior Stratmaster

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    Jul 4, 2013
    melbourne
    I can manage that with the routers firewall ?
    What ports would I block ?
     

  3. Chont

    Chont Senior Stratmaster

    Sep 25, 2012
    Pennsylvania
    I used to hate supporting the Mac based Media Composer systems. Our Protools rooms were fine because we kept them at specific OS versions for that reason and they were operated by staff Mixers who knew better but you’d always get the occasional hot shot freelance picture editor that would decide to upgrade the Mac OS in their room and then call because Media Composer was no longer working. Great thanks. Well enjoy your downtime while I get this mess sorted out.
     
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  4. Thrup'ny Bit

    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Sheffield, UK
    You would have to log incoming and outgoing traffic, block everything obviously micros**t, then those that aren't. :)
     
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  5. TheDuck

    TheDuck Most Honored Senior Member

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    Lil' Rhody
    What you call persistence I call desperation. My PC is quirky at best and I am not in a position to be putting out a pocket full of cash on a new computer.
    I dont mind a few glitches, in fact, I expect them on a PC, but I need to earn a living, and I cant be worried about my machine going down every time I open a program.
    So, out of desperation, I stuck with trying to fix the Mac.

    I wish I could unplug from the web, but I cant. Work demands constant contact with people, and the trading of files.

    I will however be far less trusting of updates in the future.
     

  6. roger@pennyflic

    roger@pennyflic Senior Stratmaster

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    Jul 4, 2013
    melbourne
    I might dig a bit deeper here. It appears that...

    When there is a firewall between the Windows Update agent and the Internet, the firewall might need to be configured to allow communication for the HTTP and HTTPS ports used for Windows Update. Windows Update agent uses port 80 for HTTP and port 443 for HTTPS to obtain updates.
    If your organization does not allow the ports and protocols to be open to all addresses, you can restrict access to the following sites:
    So if the update uses Ports 80 and 443 you can't block them as you internet access disappears, however blacklisting the microsoft update sites might prove succesful.
     
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  7. roger@pennyflic

    roger@pennyflic Senior Stratmaster

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    Jul 4, 2013
    melbourne
    Pinging the above sites gave me three IP address's that I could contact

    205.185.216.10
    23.202.160.40
    117.18.232.240

    I'm gonna block these and see what happens.
    It's a David verses Goliath story all over again..:mad:
     
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  8. fezz parka

    fezz parka Strat-Talk Supporter

    Apr 21, 2011
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    With Windoze 10, set your wireless/wifi connection to metered, and auto updates won't happen.
     
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  9. roger@pennyflic

    roger@pennyflic Senior Stratmaster

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    Jul 4, 2013
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    How does this relate to a wired machine. (No wireless:Ethernet) ?
     

  10. Thrup'ny Bit

    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon Strat-Talk Supporter

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    May 21, 2010
    Sheffield, UK
    You'll need to tweak the registry. Instructions online.
     

  11. roger@pennyflic

    roger@pennyflic Senior Stratmaster

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    Jul 4, 2013
    melbourne
    I'm not feeling this as the correct way to go......

    "On the Creators Update, Microsoft has now given Windows Update permission to download critical security updates even if your connection is marked as metered. Microsoft has promised not to abuse this."

    This "trusts" Microsoft. That would be foolish.
    I'm gonna just "block" their arze. This leaves me in control and not them.
     
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  12. TheDuck

    TheDuck Most Honored Senior Member

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    Lil' Rhody
    Checking that box simply stops MS from using your machine as a torrent box to upload update fragments to other computers.
    It doesnt stop auto updating.

    The only way to stop Win10 auto updating is to take the machine offline. Or rollback to Win7 :thumb:

    I've read that a third party firewall can stop the insanity, but you'll have to block upwards of one hundred processes.
     
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  13. roger@pennyflic

    roger@pennyflic Senior Stratmaster

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    Jul 4, 2013
    melbourne
    Its insane isnt it. They hijack our machines to spread their virus.
    Its my wifes machine and it kills me to have to support it for her.
     
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  14. fezz parka

    fezz parka Strat-Talk Supporter

    Apr 21, 2011
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    Last edited: Sep 15, 2018
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  15. TheDuck

    TheDuck Most Honored Senior Member

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    Lil' Rhody
    Im just going by what Ive read about Win10. Offering advice, its not the Gospel.

    Lighten up man, or am I just now seeing why so many people dislike you?
     
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  16. fezz parka

    fezz parka Strat-Talk Supporter

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    People feel the same way about you. ;)

    When conversing away from the boards, when you're brought up, the second vowel is usually replaced in your handle.

    Reading means nothing until you try what you read. Actual experience means everything. You "corrected" me without actually knowing what you were talking about.


    I suggest you lighten up too. :)
     
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  17. CigBurn

    CigBurn Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Same Shed Different Day

  18. fezz parka

    fezz parka Strat-Talk Supporter

    Apr 21, 2011
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    And....

    I couldn't care less if people on the internet dislike me. Their opinion would have to carry some weight with me in order for it to be a blip on my radar.

    I don't say anything unless I have real world experience with something.

    For example, I could have hypothesized a reason for the input problem the thread is about. But since I haven't used an 11R (ProTools, yes), I kept my opinion to myself. It was obviously a hardware/software/update problem. Like Chont, I've worked extensively in the film industry. Every time there was trouble in an edit bay, it usually meant someone updated something they shouldn't have. A new editor once trashed our trailer department's edit bay by performing an Avid update. Not the storage, just the system. What a mess.
     

  19. Thrup'ny Bit

    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon Strat-Talk Supporter

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    May 21, 2010
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    Using the metered connection has worked for me too. No updates unless I invite them in.
     
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  20. TheDuck

    TheDuck Most Honored Senior Member

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    Jan 12, 2016
    Lil' Rhody
    The metered connection thing didnt work for me.
    Odd, as I know everything :cool:

    Just an FYI, many websites opinions are bought and paid for, don’t believe everything you read online.