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Re: [Microsoft to ship new versions with firewall enabled]
From: Joshua Sahala <joshua.ej.smith () usa net>
Date: Thu, 14 Aug 2003 10:46:56 -0400


Sean Donelan <sean () donelan com> wrote:

John Markoff reports in the New York Times that Microsoft plans to change
how it ships Windows XP due to the worm.  In the future Microsoft will
ship both business and consumer verisons of Windows XP with the included
firewall enabled by default.


while i think many of us will welcome this, i am skeptical of what
the firewall will be 'enabled' to block, and how easy it will be
for the user to set-up rules (and hopefully there will be a sanity
check included so that 'permit in any' is not a valid option, but
then 'permit out any' should not be one either)
but still, it is a step...

my $0.02


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