[thelist] Popups too

Ken Schaefer ken at adOpenStatic.com
Mon Dec 15 22:53:20 CST 2003

From: "Ryan Tames" <rytames at telusplanet.net>
Subject: Re: [thelist] Popups too

: On 16 Dec 2003 at 9:53, Ken Schaefer wrote:
: > DO NOT listen to the other post about removing NetBEUI. For starters,
: > you won't see it installed as a separate protocol on a Windows XP
: > machine (NetBIOS runs over TCP instead), and secondly, it's not really
: > protecting your machine.
: Ya, I guess your right.
: I wonder, will disabling 'netbios through tcp/ip', under the advanced
: menu work?

That is not a solution either. Please - turn on the Windows XP Internet
Connection Firewall if you have only this single machine.

The messenger service also listens on a dynamic high order port. The RPC
port mapper service (port 135) can be queried to get the requisite
information, and a connection made directly to the Messenger service.

Personally, you will be a lot safer if you turn on the ICF, because it'll
cut of all inbound access to ports that are open on your machine (as well as
stopping the messenger spam).


Microsoft MVP - Windows Server (IIS)

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