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RE: Microsoft to ship new versions with firewall enabled
- From: Drew Weaver
- Date: Thu Aug 14 13:15:01 2003
> John Neiberger wrote:
> > Hmm...I didn't even know XP had a built-in firewall. Any bets on how
> > long it is before other companies with software firewall products bring
> > suit against Microsoft for bundling a firewall in the OS?
> > --
> No clue, but I can tell you how long it will last before ISP helpdesks
> disable the firewall.
About 30 seconds, for my customers. In fact, when you configure a dialup
connection, the firewall *is* enabled by default, until walk them through
turning it off? Why? Because after anywhere from 2 days to 2 months,
suddenly things just stop working...usually POP3, but often SMTP, HTTP or
HTTPS. Like many things MS, it's broken.
Is that what causes the random stoppage? I never thought of that, why would
it prevent outgoing connections on only some ports though. Seems fishy,
thanks for the tip though :-)
BTW: I've seen this too.