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Jim/John,

>> There are also fire walls that run on windows systems.

><opinion>I would not recommend a Win firewall. MS is still a long ways
>from securing it's operating system to the level of unix/linux.

While that is true, it may not be quite as bad as it sounds. Firewalls like
Winroute Pro actually preempt the OS and intercept all TCP/IP traffic to apply
filters, NAT, port mapping, etc prior to Win 9x/NT/W2K/XP ever seeing the
traffic.

So with proper filtering you can create a black hole which blocks many exploits
which may otherwise work under Windows.

Doug


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