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So a TCP/IP buffer overflow won't crash Windows? Windows handles all TCP/IP
processing first so in essence it is still vulnerable.

-----Original Message-----
From: Douglas Handy [mailto:dhandy1@bellsouth.net]
Sent: Wednesday, June 12, 2002 10:50 PM
To: security400@midrange.com
Subject: Re: [Security400] Firewalls


>> 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
filters, NAT, port mapping, etc prior to Win 9x/NT/W2K/XP ever seeing the

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

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