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Re: Microsoft to ship new versions with firewall enabled
From: "Eric A. Hall" <ehall () ehsco com>
Date: Thu, 14 Aug 2003 11:07:18 -0500

on 8/14/2003 9:29 AM Sean Donelan 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.

Wouldn't it make more sense to ship with all of the services disabled?

I mean, if the role of the firewall is to block packets to weak services,
wouldn't it be simpler to just disable the damn services since they aren't
going to be usable anyway?

Eric A. Hall                                        http://www.ehsco.com/
Internet Core Protocols          http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/coreprot/

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