Re: ZA Free and Generic Host Processor
From: Volker Birk (bumens_at_dingens.org)
Date: 30 Sep 2005 08:27:51 +0200
Wilf <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> A couple of times lately, ZA Free has popped up to tell me that Generic
> host Processor "wants to act as a server". I have disallowed this -
> should I have accepted? Why would svchost want to act as a server? I
> presume this means someone or something out there is trying to connect
> to my PC?
Why are you running a "Personal Firewall" program, which asks you such
cluttering questions, and not just using the Windows-Firewall?
This question is one of the best examples, that the concept is b0rken
to ask the user what to do. The question you're mentioning here,
_cannot_ be answered correctly, BTW.
-- MAC-Filtering bringt so viel Schutz vor "Hackern" wie Zeitungspapier vor einer Atombome. (MAC filtering is protecting against "hackers" like newsprint is protecting against a nuclear bomb) - Christian Forler in de.comp.security.misc