Merit Network
Can't find what you're looking for? Search the Mail Archives.
  About Merit   Services   Network   Resources & Support   Network Research   News   Events   Home

Discussion Communities: Merit Network Email List Archives

North American Network Operators Group

Date Prev | Date Next | Date Index | Thread Index | Author Index | Historical

Re: Microsoft to ship new versions with firewall enabled

  • From: Steven M. Bellovin
  • Date: Thu Aug 14 11:36:50 2003

In message <9BF6F06C4BC90746ADD6806746492A332AED57@msmmail01.msmgmt.com>, "McBu
rnett, Jim" writes:
>
>
>From: Scott McGrath [mailto:mcgrath@fas.harvard.edu]
>>No answer on that one, However Mac OS X also includes a built in firewall.
>
>>On the configuration angle, the Microsoft ICF (Internet Connection
>>Firewall) blocks everything by default.
>
> I just worked on a friends computer last night.
>The XP ICF firewall was on, and it did not stop
>the bug..
>I want to test that in a lab environment though...
>
The Wall Street Journal noted that Microsoft is testing a variety of 
other security products, including one from Tiny Software because 
(according to Microsoft itself) "it's more advanced".


		--Steve Bellovin, http://www.research.att.com/~smb






Discussion Communities


About Merit | Services | Network | Resources & Support | Network Research
News | Events | Contact | Site Map | Merit Network Home


Merit Network, Inc.