October 20th, 2001, 08:12 PM
Security is just an illusion!
October 20th, 2001, 08:19 PM
ZoneAlarm - www.zonelabs.com
BlackIce - www.networkice.com
Test your firewall
If security is just an illusion then why bother being a member of a security discussion board?
October 21st, 2001, 02:20 AM
Correct me if I am wrong!
From what I am reading about the security of windows XP. The OS will open and Close the ports as needed. I think that this is a BIG step in the right way to making a MS product Secure.
As I said if I am wrong Please correct me. But PLEASE be kind. I am a newbie here.
Willing to learn......
October 21st, 2001, 02:38 AM
I don't know if that's true or not, but I don't like that idea at all. I want to be in control of what ports are open on my computer MYSELF. I don't want to trust the software to do it for me. It would be too easy for someone to exploit that.
October 21st, 2001, 02:47 AM
I hear your concern. I have to say that the control is still there much like Win NT. You can open any of the ports that You want. NNTP POP-3 Ect.
I am sorry that I do not remeber where I read this at. I did it in a quick glance.
With the release soon to be out. I guess we will all have a little more knowledge soon.
October 21st, 2001, 02:51 AM
is it possible to set up multiple deamons on a windows system?
say telnet, finger, SMTP, AND P0P3
October 21st, 2001, 03:30 AM
Windows won't let you use the finger daemon afaik, but then again why would you want to? It is possible to enable telnet to a w2k/nt4 box - not really advisable though.
As for smtp/pop3 - these are both mail daemons and as such you'll need a mta (mail transport agent) - and windows doesn't have one built in i'm afraid.
But in answer to your question - can windows use multiple daemons - well, if you are of the school of thought that a daemon is a service waiting for a request, then yes - it can
October 21st, 2001, 03:39 AM
i can understand why the telnet deamon is questionable... but what other deamons can run on a windows system?....
right now my windowze is running 2 deamons.. one on port 21(ftp) and one on port 80 (http)
connected to 127.0.0.1 : FTP File Transfer Protocol
[127.0.0.1:21](220 FTP server, ready
connected to 127.0.0.1 : HTTP
i had another one on port 113 or something like that... i think it was a netbios service... but now its gone.. do any of these current demons cause any security risks?....
October 21st, 2001, 03:41 AM
now that i look closer i see more opoen ports... some with no deamon on them.. i can see this is a security risk..but how can i 'close' the ports?
October 21st, 2001, 03:47 AM
Your running a ftp server through your loopback adapter?
I'll answer that question - your not.