[LINK] Microsoft Shores Up Windows Server Against Attacks March
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Sat Apr 2 00:37:30 EST 2005
Michael Still wrote:
> Antony Barry wrote:
>> The following text is abstracted from
>> The new Windows server service pack, available on CD-ROM, as a
>> download from Microsoft's Web site, or through Windows' automatic
>> update feature, was designed to make systems less prone to attack
>> while they're being set up on networks, says Jeff Price, a senior
>> director of product management at Microsoft.
>> Chief among the updates are the ability for Windows servers equipped
>> with Service Pack 1 to turn on their firewalls as soon as they're
>> deployed, and to block inbound Internet traffic until Windows
>> downloads Microsoft's latest security patches.
> What state is iptables in during the install process for a new Linux
> machine? I'd be surprised if it's turned on, given that would require
> explicit throbbing in the installers.
In Fedora Core, the answer is "Yes, it is turned on", and it is quite
simple to configure, assuming you know what the services are that it
refers to, and that same last comment goes for M$.
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