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Did'nt know 2K has it's own firewall...

by tomron / February 27, 2006 1:07 PM PST

or does it?

I found this site that claims it does.

Does anyone know anything about this.

http://homepages.wmich.edu/~mchugha/w2kfirewall.htm

Tom

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Basic
by Willy / February 27, 2006 8:50 PM PST

I'm sure decent IT people know of W2K so-called firewall. Its really more of a fine tuning of packet acceptence when on the network. But, doing this too well may make the user system seem to have a firwall, but really its more "picky" rather than protected are the best words I can describe it. Find a 3rd party firewall like ZoneAlarm or similar is far more user friendly and right from the start protetcion capable w/o digging into W2K setting. Under XP, only made these same setting more open to user intervention and thus gave "basic" firewall protection. As a lot of users know the XP firewall while capable isn't a full-blown shield against the malware out there, so again, look for better firewall offereing.

tada -----Willy Happy

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(NT) (NT) I have a firewall,was just curious,thanx for posting
by tomron / February 27, 2006 9:11 PM PST
In reply to: Basic
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It does. But many will find it a handful.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 27, 2006 10:59 PM PST

It's a "Professional OS" from the days where it was expected you read the books, took a class or what not.

We've used this firewall to block all outbound and inbound ports save the one port and protocol we use for a machine controller and I can write that it works.

But some want glitz like Zone Alarm... We could not use Zone Alarm since we needed it to never ask for updates, time out, ask for permission, etc...

Bob

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Bob
by tomron / March 1, 2006 3:17 AM PST

Comparing this to todays firewalls,would you say it is better,worse,or the same,(as in quality)

Tom

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A matter of definition.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 1, 2006 4:22 AM PST
In reply to: Bob

Since the firewall did exactly what we needed, how could another be worse or better?

Bob

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(NT) (NT) Thanx Bob
by tomron / March 1, 2006 4:30 AM PST
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