Windows Firewall In Service Pack 2


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Town87Terrier

Hello there,

I am a third year student studying Internet Technology in Liverpool, and as
part of my final research paper, I am conparing and contrasting Windows XP
SP2 firewall with SusE Linux firewall, and i was told this would be a good
place to start my research.

I was wondering if someone could tell me how windows firewall works in terms
of IP filtering and acting as a proxy server? As i have searched high and
wide on the microsoft site to only find how to make it work.

I would also be greatful if you ahve any good resources :)

Many Thanks
 
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M

Malke

Town87Terrier said:
Hello there,

I am a third year student studying Internet Technology in Liverpool, and
as part of my final research paper, I am conparing and contrasting Windows
XP SP2 firewall with SusE Linux firewall, and i was told this would be a
good place to start my research.

I was wondering if someone could tell me how windows firewall works in
terms of IP filtering and acting as a proxy server? As i have searched
high and wide on the microsoft site to only find how to make it work.

I would also be greatful if you ahve any good resources :)

Actually, a Usenet tech support newsgroup is not a good place to start
research. Tech support newsgroups like this one are not aimed at people
doing homework - they are focused on giving specific tech support answers
to solve computer problems.

Even a first-year student should know that searching "high and wide" on
Microsoft's website for data about Linux is not logical. For technical
details and white papers about Microsoft products, use their Technet
website. For technical details about SUSE Linux, look at the Novell website
and at information about openSUSE.

For all else, start with Google.

Malke
 
T

Town87Terrier

I will be polite and thankyou for response, firstly I didnt actually ask for
details about Linux I merely said I was comparing the too. Secondly this was
suggested by microsoft, this is where the site navigated, (which is not good,
ill go into heuristic principles and user control if you want me to validate
my point) and i would say asking how something work is a technical support
question wouldn't you? Without some form of understanding how do you know
the hardware or software is not doing what it is supposed too?

There is no to patronise me with the "Even a first-year student should know"
comment, maybe your replies shoule be a little less pretencious.

But never the less thank you for your sugesstions, but i stand by the point
that you could of just suggested them and damned my original post and
intelligence.
 
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M

Malke

Town87Terrier said:
I will be polite and thankyou for response, firstly I didnt actually ask

(snippage)

I *was* polite to you even though you don't think so. If you had posted this
sort of question in a Linux newsgroup here is the answer you would have
gotten:

****
For Windows: either technet.com or JFGI
For Linux: man iptables

For comparisons of the two, read all about the structure of Windows Firewall
and then read all about the structure of Linux Firewall and see what
differences there are, if any. Venn Diagrams are helpful tools.
****

And here is an extra helping tip - even though you won't think it is -
before you post in any Linux newsgroup to find out about iptables, read
this:



It will save you getting your feelings hurt.

EOT for me.

Malke
 

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