XP firewall in SP2

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by napalmnthemorning, Jun 14, 2004.

  1. napalmnthemorning

    napalmnthemorning Moderator

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    What is the comparison with the firewall in sp1 vs. sp2 in regards to p2p. I've heard its just as bad in sp2 as sp1. What do the experts here think?
     
  2. cpugeniusmv

    cpugeniusmv Computer Genius

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    it will be much easier to configure. it's a lot more like zonealarm and sygate and the like in that it asks you if you want to allow a specific program to have inbound ports opened up.

    i think everyone should try it after upgrading to SP2. it should be a huge improvement.
     
  3. tdinc

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    personally, I will not use the SP2 firewall. It will still be flawed and not very
    good. i'm staying with my hardware FW and honeypot. :)
     
  4. cpugeniusmv

    cpugeniusmv Computer Genius

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    have you tried it? how can you know that it "will still be flawed"? can you see into the future?

    i like hardware firewalls, they work well. but for the people that don't have them, i think this will be a fine solution. i can't see into the future either, but i think the xp firewall in sp2 will be an improvement because i have tried it, and they have made progress.
     
  5. NetRyder

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    It would definitely have been nice to be able to use a firewall that's built-into the OS rather than using third-party software. Unfortunately, the only thing that will prevent me from using WF in SP2 is going to be the lack of outbound monitoring.
    Since I'm already behind a NAT router, outbound monitoring is pretty much the only reason I use a software firewall. In any case, WF is still going to be a nice basic solution for people who need only inbound protection.
     
  6. tdinc

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    It's from Micro$oft isn't it?? :D