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Re: Microsoft to ship new versions with firewall enabled
From: Greg Maxwell <gmaxwell () martin fl us>
Date: Thu, 14 Aug 2003 12:12:27 -0400 (EDT)


On Thu, 14 Aug 2003, Eric A. Hall wrote:

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?

'Firewall' is more buzzword compliant.

This doesn't even begin to address the fact that the firewalling included
in windows is nowhere near as functional as the firewalling in other OSes
(such as FreeBSD or Linux).




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