"Steve Campbell" <SteveCampbell@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> Ah.... I thought that the problem with the XP firewall was that it was one
> way only. Am I confusing 2 separate things?
Sure its one way, setup as an inbound firewall by default, in that an
application internal to your machine can talk to an outside server freely.
Outbound firewalls are designed to help prevent a compromised machine from
talking to an external server, but if the machine is already compromised it
can probably turn the firewall off, or hide in another application and talk
to the external server anyway.
Microsoft MVP Windows Shell/User.
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