[LINK] Microsoft Shores Up Windows Server Against Attacks March
mikal at stillhq.com
Sat Apr 2 08:21:12 EST 2005
Howard Lowndes wrote:
> 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$.
My question wasn't about configuration... What is the default state of
iptables straight after that first init, without configuration?
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