greenknight Posted January 20, 2006 Share Posted January 20, 2006 When I tested my XP firewall at Shields Up!, it just barely failed. One port, port 1025, responded to a solicited request (one of the 3 ways they ping them). It said that an unidentified DCOM service might be opening the port. I thought I could disable DCOM or whatever was responsible, and fix it, but no luck. While fiddling around with it I did stumble onto a way to close that port, though. If I use xpy to disable the Firewall/Connection Sharing service, then re-enable the firewall (very quick to do, a warning balloon pops up, you click on it, 2 more clicks and it's done), all ports are completely stealthed, it will pass any test. This has to be done again every time you boot up. Just disabling and re-enabling the firewall doesn't do it. If anyone knows a less-clumsy way to do this, I'd be interested in hearing about it. I know, I could install another firewall, and if it was just me involved I would. Until I can sell that idea to someone else who doesn't want to have to mess with a separate firewall program, got to stuggle on with this one. I should add that xpy, as Tarun pointed out elsewhere, can disable a lot of things that shouldn't be disabled. I don't do anything else with it, and it wasn't even successful at disabling DCOM, what I originally got it for. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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