I wrote this to a respondent in another forum as a result of a grc test of my firewall done on dec 12th about the problems i have been having with look n stop. My concern is that why didn't look n stop block or "stealth" all the ports including port 1025 "... i could not follow the jibberish about blocking ports from the discussion you referenced me to but I did find that the xp firewall was for some reason not activated. when activated it closed every single "closed" and "open" port in the grc test. my question is: why am i spending good money on look n stop when it is really unnecessary? i believe it was someone on this bb that recommended it. Either i am taking too much dope or what is happening here? Why was i told that the xp firewall was only minimal when it "stealths" every port? I am going to bounce the look n stop invoice which i just 2 days ago signed. Thanks.