Windows XP2 Firewall Test

Discussion in 'other firewalls' started by toploader, Sep 7, 2005.

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  1. toploader

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    Uh, this is ICF or XP pre SP2 so you may want to change your title. :)

    I believe SP2 Windows Firewall (WF) has addressed two of the article cons:
    1. Granularity of port selection/exceptions that break applications
    2. UPnP in a LUA

    It has not addressed:
    1. Outbound protection lacking
    2. Real-time notification of 'attacks'
     
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    hi Mem1 - thanks for the correction - now i'm a little confused - i thought there was no firewall option prior to XP2 o_O (obviously a misapprehension)

    (won't let me change title on the main index - so it will have to stay as it is) :D
     
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    you learn something new every day Mem1 - thanks :D

    (i see they changed it to be globally enabled by default in XP2)
     
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    Older Windows versions (W2K) had TCP/IP and IP security in the network interface, although it was very uncomfortable to configure this 'firewall' function, hidden by some 'advanced' buttons.
     
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