Re: Setting up secure windows xp network

From: Chris Berry (compjma_at_hotmail.com)
Date: 05/29/03

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    Date: Wed, 28 May 2003 16:53:48 -0700
    
    

    >From: Danny <drh26@drexel.edu>
    >Windows XP comes with a half decent built in firewall. Go into your
    >network card properties, click on the advanced tab and check the box
    >marked "protect my computer and network my limiting or preventing access
    >to this computer from the internet" By default this blocks *all*
    >connections to the IP that the network card has assigned to it, so you may
    >want to play around with the settings of the firewall, if you don't want
    >anyone to even know your gateway machine is alive on the internet just
    >leave it as the default since it doesn't even reply to a ping.

    Uh yeah, except for the fact that it's completely useless vs. IPv6 packets.

    Chris Berry
    compjma@hotmail.com
    Systems Administrator
    JM Associates

    "All I want is a few minutes alone with the source code for the universe and
    a quick recompile."

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