Re: Online Arrmor



Geoff Smith <geoff915@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
By the way, here's a little info about port 0 and why it is mentioned:
http://compnetworking.about.com/od/tcpip/l/blports_0.htm
http://www.grc.com/port_0.htm

And of course, this information is wrong. Better don't believe in GRC.
You could read RFC 793 and RFC 768 yourself instead of helping GRC
spreading his nonsense.

If you want to be helpful, then suggest a different tool for the average
user.

For Windoze?

C:\> netstat -ano

or <http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb897437.aspx> if
you want to have a GUI.

What else?

Of course the average user cannot understand what's going on on his PC
anyways, and GRC offers a warm and fancy feeling to him, like smoking a
doobie.

But it will definitely show whether your firewall is working.

The opposite is true: it can't for obvious reasons.

Yours,
VB.
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