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:firstname.lastname@example.org] Sent: Wednesday, June 12, 2002 10:50 PM To: email@example.com Subject: Re: [Security400] Firewalls 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 _______________________________________________ This is the Security Administration on the AS400 / iSeries (Security400) mailing list To post a message email: Security400@midrange.com To subscribe, unsubscribe, or change list options, visit: http://lists.midrange.com/cgi-bin/listinfo/security400 or email: Security400firstname.lastname@example.org Before posting, please take a moment to review the archives at http://archive.midrange.com/security400.
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