[NCSA-discuss] firewall for WinXP
Joseph Mack NA3T
jmack at wm7d.net
Tue Sep 19 17:05:04 EDT 2006
I have a laptop running WinXP and was wondering how
effective the built-in firewall is. Using nmap I find there
are two modes of interest
o the netbios ports (137,139,445) are showing,
I assume this is for small home office duty, where you have
a separate firewall to the internet and you need to swap
files, print etc with other local computers.
o no ports showing at all
I assume this is for putting the machine directly on the
internet. This is the way I run my linux machines and has
worked for many years. However I have no idea whether you
can extend the principle to windows.
Anyone have any ideas?
Joseph Mack NA3T EME(B,D), FM05lw North Carolina
jmack (at) wm7d (dot) net - azimuthal equidistant map
generator at http://www.wm7d.net/azproj.shtml
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