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    Security is just an illusion!
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  2. #22
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    For firewalls.

    ZoneAlarm - www.zonelabs.com
    BlackIce - www.networkice.com

    Test your firewall

    www.grc.com
    www.hackerwhacker.com

    If security is just an illusion then why bother being a member of a security discussion board?
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    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......
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    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.
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    XP

    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.
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    is it possible to set up multiple deamons on a windows system?
    say telnet, finger, SMTP, AND P0P3
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    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
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    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)
    scanning 127.0.0.1
    connected to 127.0.0.1 :[21] FTP File Transfer Protocol
    [127.0.0.1:21](220 FTP server, ready
    )
    connected to 127.0.0.1 :[80] 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?....
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    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?
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    Your running a ftp server through your loopback adapter?
    I'll answer that question - your not.
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