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Network Trust Public v Restricted

Public vs Restricted.
What the difference between Public and Restricted beyond that with Public I can configure the Traffic Blocking Exceptions setting.  And with Restricted Traffic Exceptions settings are grayed.
Private and Public say " #...protected from known attacks and all unexpected traffic".
Restricted does not say "...protected from known attacks and all unexpected traffic".

Is Restricted same as Public...with protection from known attacks and all unexpected traffic.
Is Restricted same as Public...only with grayed Traffic Blocking Exceptions.
Thanks

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Kudos1 Stats

Re: Network Trust Public v Restricted

Edit:  Yeah, I just noticed your #.

So you've seen this KB?

https://support.norton.com/sp/en/us/norton-security-with-backup/22.5.5.15/solutions/v9802264_ns_retail_en_us

In the Network Trust window, under Trust Level, choose one of the following:

Full Trust

Adds the network to the Full Trust list.

All the network traffic that your computer receives from a Trusted network is filtered and allowed through firewall. However, known attacks and infections are still monitored. You should select this setting only when you are sure that the network is completely safe.

Private

Adds the network to the Private list.

This setting lets you share files, folders, media, and printers on your computer with other devices on your network. You can set up remote desktop connections with other devices on your network.

Your computer is protected from known attacks and all unexpected traffic.

Public

Adds the network to the Public list.

Your Norton product blocks files, folders, media, and printer sharing, and remote desktop connections with other devices over the network by default.

To share files, folders, media, and printers and set up remote desktop connection with devices over the network you can configure the Traffic Blocking Exceptions setting.

You are protected from known attacks and all unexpected traffic.

Restricted

Adds the network to the Restricted list.

The devices that are on Restricted network cannot communicate with your computer. However, you can still use the network to browse websites, send email messages, or transmit other communications.

A little bit of knowledge is... well a little bit of knowledge.
Kudos2 Stats

Re: Network Trust Public v Restricted

Restricted (in the network type) means that your PC only talks to / with the network gateway and not any other devices on the network.

Public is the same as Restricted with the ability to open some connections manually to other devices on the Public network.  Exploits are still scanned for and blocked.

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