XP firewall in SP2

cpugeniusmv

Computer Genius
#2
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.
 

tdinc

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Political User
#3
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. :)
 

cpugeniusmv

Computer Genius
#4
tdinc said:
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. :)
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
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.
 

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