Re: Simple method to block outgoing traffic



stacey.michols@xxxxxxxxx wrote:
I keep my computer pretty 'clean', and XP's firewall would normally do
the job, but there are certain programs that I don't want to dial out.

So why don't you configure them accordingly? Or uninstall them if such a
configuration is not possible?

Is there a way to manually block these programs (either in XP or Server
2003) from outbound communication,

If these programs are untrustworthy: no

or is there some real small
footprint firewall that'd let me do that without keeping my CPU or
harddrive too busy?

You mean a host-based packet filter? Take a look at Wipfw. Still it
won't solve your social problem 'trust'.
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