> "What? Why am I running a portmapper exposed to the global Internet _by
> default_? On a standalone workstation?"
Should be addressed in xp sp2 I believe. Windaz2003 is much better, but
its server based. Still uses IE and IIS though and thats unforgivable.
> On any rationally designed operating system, you'd know what network
> services you were advertising to the world, and you were running them,
> how to shut them off, and what if anything would break if you did so.
> Moreoever, they would default to binding only to localhost, out of
> conservatism. Sadly, users of NT/W2k/XP have serious problems in that
> area, and tend to fall back on feeble remedies like that ICF thing.
>> I suggest using Linux, instead. ;->
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