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Re: Microsoft to ship new versions with firewall enabled
From: Gerald <gcoon () inch com>
Date: Thu, 14 Aug 2003 12:30:29 -0400 (EDT)

On Thu, 14 Aug 2003, Christopher L. Morrow wrote:

On the configuration angle, the Microsoft ICF (Internet Connection
Firewall) blocks everything by default.

as does OSX.

Just to clarify, the OSX firewall has a little bit of sense. If you check
that you want to enable one of the services it will automatically add the
exception to the firewall rules.

That is all through the GUI though. From terminal you can modify firewall
rules (ipfw) and add/remove services without notifying the GUI.

Microsoft's built in firewalling (at least for Win2k) would let you turn
on IIS and the firewall and the firewall would not allow connections to
port 80 unless you went in and allowed it.


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