Re: XPsp2 - firewall enable/disable based on net
From: Fritz (fritz_at_biteme.net)
Date: Thu, 9 Sep 2004 13:05:09 -0400
That's why you configure exceptions for the local IP address range. Any
requests from other addresses will be denied.
"hutch606" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> Ports must be available for sms and other software while on corporate
> network. However, I do not want them open while roaming (cable modem,
> I realize that it would be easier to leave it on at all times; if that was
> feasible, that would have happened. However, as that is not the case, I
> posted to see if anybody had helpful suggestions (not the usual mindless
> "leave it on" comments).
> "Fritz" wrote:
>> I'd leave the Windows Firewall enabled at all times then. It'll make
>> life easier.
>> "hutch606" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>> > Deploying XP SP2 to laptops. While attached to internal network, they
>> > need
>> > no
>> > software firewall. However, they travel and connect remotely and do
>> > require
>> > the ICF to be enabled. They will be connecting both via wired and
>> > wireless
>> > interfaces.
>> > Aside from establishing a cheezy scheduled task to enable/disable ICF
>> > based
>> > on local network addresses (192.168.1.0/24 is our network)--have any
>> > ideas
>> > on
>> > how to accomplish this in a more professional manner? Thanks!!!