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Re: [Microsoft to ship new versions with firewall enabled]

  • From: John Kinsella
  • Date: Thu Aug 14 11:16:31 2003

On Thu, Aug 14, 2003 at 10:46:56AM -0400, Joshua Sahala wrote:
> while i think many of us will welcome this, i am skeptical of what
> the firewall will be 'enabled' to block, and how easy it will be
> for the user to set-up rules (and hopefully there will be a sanity
> check included so that 'permit in any' is not a valid option, but
> then 'permit out any' should not be one either)
> but still, it is a step...

It's a pretty rudimentary "firewall," I suspect enabling that by default
is gonna piss off a hell of a lot of people (I'd venture to say it'll
piss off more than a virus, since most are too clueless to get mad at
that).

John




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