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XP Firewall

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Its of no real use to you. It can only block inbound communication requests and will let anything out. Since your behind a router inbound traffic is not an issue anyway. If you want control of what applications can access the Internet XP firewall is not enough at least until SP2 when outbound controls will be added.
 
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The outbound controll will probably be as crappy as the inbound ,, Try this - disconnect the router and hook directly up to the Internet. Now activate the firewall and go to www.grc.com and do the sheilds-up test. You will se just how useless the thing is .. I saw somwhere That M$ is partnering with Zone Labs to enhance the firewall within xp, how true this is I don't know, and how good it will be ?? we will have to wait and see ..
 
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Originally posted by lechtard
The outbound controll will probably be as crappy as the inbound ,, Try this - disconnect the router and hook directly up to the Internet. Now activate the firewall and go to www.grc.com and do the sheilds-up test. You will se just how useless the thing is .. I saw somwhere That M$ is partnering with Zone Labs to enhance the firewall within xp, how true this is I don't know, and how good it will be ?? we will have to wait and see ..
You can obtain "Stealth" results with the XP firewall enabled without a router.;)
 
#8
Originally posted by SnookBooger
You can obtain "Stealth" results with the XP firewall enabled without a router.;)
Indeed you do.

lechtard: Microsoft would not and can not include a fully featured firewall solution in Windows, the vendors who focus on security products for the end user this would sue them for doing so! It is intentionally basic but is better than nothing. There is nothing wrong with its inbound filtering capability's.
 

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