Phil Brutsche phil at giedi.obix.com
Thu Aug 23 02:37:03 UTC 2001

On Wed, 2001-08-22 at 21:07, Chris Gotcu wrote:
> Why doesn't COX just add a firewall to the software they install on
> every win computer they set up? That's sure to limit the number of
> zombies considerably.

Because it breaks stuff.  It would be easier (from a support standpoint,
at least) to "firewall" further upstream from us and just give us home
users NAT'ed RFC1918 IP numbers via DHCP.

Either way, lots of stuff will still end up broken: at a minimum IRC,
multiplayer games on Windows, and some FTP implementations still don't
understand passive mode.



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