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Setup Firewall

by lions / December 9, 2004 8:57 AM PST

I would like to know how to setup a firewall. Ex.:setting up the ports,how can you open or close those ports, how to restrict acces to those ports,how to ...and so on.I have win xp home with sp1 and using IE 6.
Thank you.

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Re: Setup Firewall
by dawillie / December 9, 2004 9:09 AM PST
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what firewall?
david

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Re: Setup Firewall
by lions / December 9, 2004 10:05 AM PST
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Windows XP SP1 firewall
Thank you

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Re: Setup Firewall
by roddy32 / December 9, 2004 11:05 AM PST
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Hi Lions
To the best of my knowledge the XP SP1 Firewall, which is called Internet Connection Firewall has no settings. I believe it is just either on or off. You should , at the least upgrade to SP2 which has Windows Firewall which only blocks incoming but does a lot more than the ICF does. Just for the added security patch wise, you should also upgrade to SP2. There are also a number of free firewalls available.

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