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Re: Microsoft to ship new versions with firewall enabled
From: Iljitsch van Beijnum <iljitsch () muada com>
Date: Thu, 14 Aug 2003 18:23:12 +0200


On donderdag, aug 14, 2003, at 17:45 Europe/Amsterdam, Christopher L. Morrow wrote:

No answer on that one, However Mac OS X also includes a built in firewall.

yes, with fairly a simple method to add listening services to it... though
it seems the 'listening service' might have to register with the OS in
order to be seen in the preferences panel? Oh, and lest I forget (which I
did) press the 'START' button to make it active :)

...which is completely redundant because MacOS X doesn't expose any services except the ones that the user enabled in the first place.

So enabling the firewall is only useful if you don't trust the applications you're running.


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