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Re: [Microsoft to ship new versions with firewall enabled]
From: John Kinsella <jlk () thrashyour com>
Date: Thu, 14 Aug 2003 08:10:23 -0700


On Thu, Aug 14, 2003 at 10:46:56AM -0400, Joshua Sahala wrote:
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...

It's a pretty rudimentary "firewall," I suspect enabling that by default
is gonna piss off a hell of a lot of people (I'd venture to say it'll
piss off more than a virus, since most are too clueless to get mad at
that).

John


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