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Re: Firewall and user services that needs open ports



On Sun, Jun 22, 2008 at 12:06:44PM -0700, Andrew Farris wrote:
> Izhar Firdaus wrote:
> There is no service which requires a firewall to be turned off... that does 
> not exist.  What they require is configuration to function with the 
> firewall on. Improvement of the firewall configuration tool would certainly 
> be a good step forward, and perhaps more automated configuration via upnp, 
> but turning it off is definitely the wrong move... no matter what service 
> you're trying to get through it.

Why do we need a firewall when you can easily prevent services from 
being accessed...just stop the service!  Don't bind to the port, and 
it won't be possible to connect to it.


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