[rescue] firewalling windoze crap

Linc Fessenden linc at thelinuxlink.net
Sat Aug 16 16:24:16 CDT 2003

On Sat, 16 Aug 2003, Dave McGuire wrote:

>    Hey folks.  I have a neighbor connecting through my network.  He's 
> running Windoze.
>    What ports do I need to block on my firewall to protect him from this 
> latest bullshit?  And what ports in general should I block to help 
> protect his machine?
>           Thanks,
>            -Dave

This new crap is using rpc, but My alltime suggestion is have your
neighbor download and install the free version of zone alarm and pick th
enovice settings.  It will give a popup every time something tries to use
a port and ask permission weather or not to let them.  I have that same
system successfully employed on my father-in-law's windows machine and
he's doing pretty well with it.

-Linc Fessenden

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