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Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by plato, Jul 7, 2004.


  1. plato

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    Control Panel -> Network Connections -> Right click on my connection and choose 'properties' -> Advanced -> Settings -> Services

    The two things checked in the attachment... is that right?

    Should all the boxes be unchecked?
     

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  2. ronin_asano

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    you should disable the xp firewall and get a hw router/firewall.

    the one in xp is not a good one.

    if the box is checked, that traffic is allowed. to disable it, uncheck the box.
     

  3. plato

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    Yeah but I don't know what kind of traffic that is.

    Can someone explain those two checked boxes?

    (List some firewall programs too)
     
  4. saber41

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    You could always try unchecking the boxes and see if you notice anything different.

    For a software firewall check out Zone Alarm,
    http://www.zonelabs.com/store/content/home.jsp

    Hardware firewalls are built in to home routers like the ones made by Linksys and NetGear.
     
  5. gudel

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    that looks like upnp port automatically opened by msn messenger. you can uncheck it.
     
  6. berniew

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  7. ronin_asano

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    it's the ports for msn messenger. if you don't use it, disallow it.

    firewall programs are not nearly as a effective as a hw firewall. you really should get one.

    that said, i second the vote for sygate as a sw firewall. i never cared for zonealarm.