To: "Messages Birding-aus" <>
Subject: firewalls
From: "Bob Forsyth" <>
Date: Sat, 17 Apr 2004 13:33:59 +1000
Here are some web pages that may help you make your decision.
(There are others ... search Google for more
Ensure whatever you get, can check if your PC has any open ports.

MS XP comes with an inbuilt Firewall, but the experts claim the others
are better

To find if it is already switched on
Left Click Start > Programs > Accessories > Communications > Network
Connections > The Icon for your Provider
Right Click that Icon > Properties > Security (tab) >Advanced .. and
see if there is a tick for "Protect my computer etc"
That page offers more info &a wizard on firewalls

Bob Forsyth, Mount Isa, NW Qld.

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