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Re: Microsoft to ship new versions with firewall enabled
From: "Christopher L. Morrow" <chris () UU NET>
Date: Thu, 14 Aug 2003 22:34:45 +0000 (GMT)



On Thu, 14 Aug 2003, Iljitsch van Beijnum wrote:

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.

or things like livewire/kazaa/aim (filedownloads)


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


yup. but its nice that it has the damned firewall anyway :)


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