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Re: [SPAM] Re: Spybot and SQL
From: Jacek Barcikowski <m.esco () wp pl>
Date: Fri, 11 Feb 2005 09:51:07 +0100

Matthew Farrenkopf wrote:

(The MSDE engine was installed on two machines for an application we
use, and the engine is used only locally by the application.  The
thought never crossed my mind that the engine was misconfigured with a
blank sa password, but on analysis it looks like that's how the
application communicates with the database.  There's no option to add a
password in the application, so I blocked port 1433 to the outside
world.  Problem solved until we can talk to the vendor.)

Before the installation you can set up a setup.ini file with DISABLENETWORKPROTOCOLS=1 configuration option in it. MSDE will not listen to any port, therefore cannot be accessed from the net.

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