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Re: Microsoft to ship new versions with firewall enabled

  • From: Christopher L. Morrow
  • Date: Thu Aug 14 21:23:06 2003


On Thu, 14 Aug 2003, Iljitsch van Beijnum wrote:

> On donderdag, aug 14, 2003, at 17:45 Europe/Amsterdam, Christopher L.
> Morrow wrote:
>
> >> No answer on that one, However Mac OS X also includes a built in
> >> firewall.
>
> > yes, with fairly a simple method to add listening services to it...
> > though
> > it seems the 'listening service' might have to register with the OS in
> > order to be seen in the preferences panel? Oh, and lest I forget
> > (which I
> > did) press the 'START' button to make it active :)
>
> ...which is completely redundant because MacOS X doesn't expose any
> services except the ones that the user enabled in the first place.

or things like livewire/kazaa/aim (filedownloads)

>
> So enabling the firewall is only useful if you don't trust the
> applications you're running.
>

yup. but its nice that it has the damned firewall anyway :)




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