Re: What if no firewall when using eDonkey or Kazaa?

From: Ant (not_at_home.today)
Date: 05/15/04


Date: Sat, 15 May 2004 12:16:20 +0100


"miner" wrote...
> "charlie R"...
>>
>> If you're connected to the Internet, you need a firewall.

> i agree. if msblaster and sasser aren't good enough arguments for
> having a firewall, i don't know what is.

I think they're good arguments for closing the NetBT and RPC ports
that Windows likes to listen on - which is what I have done. I run
no firewall, and am not troubled by these exploits.

Of course, if you're prone to downloading and running malware, a
firewall might be useful.