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    Firewall Limiting Outgoing Ports

    Do any of you happen to know if the firewall that comes with XP SP2 can block all outgoing traffic apart from specific ports? My GPRS connection is free for the major ports but I want to ensure that I do not access any others. I want to limit dial-up connections such that they can only be used to access port 80, 25 etc.

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    The XP firewall is incoming only. It doesn't do anything to/with outgoing connections at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John M
    The XP firewall is incoming only. It doesn't do anything to/with outgoing connections at all.
    Incorrect.

    XP DOES stop some outgoing connections, but only the ones from programs/scripts - of which it pops up to tell you its blocking, although it then gives you the option to allow it access.

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    Oh well, time to look into my "other" firewall from Norton then?

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    who is your provider? I had tmobile, and they would limit my ports on the free service.... basically they cant just charge you for accessing something without knowing you'd be charged can they?

    or maybe install httport proxy on your computer to connect to your home computer through port 80, and then you can access any port... it tunnels all access through port 80...

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    ports are useless w/o an app behind them..
    RE: outgoing ports on your own pc... they could only be active when an app on your pc is generating traffic for them.

    Can't you simply control what apps are active and in what way (port usage)?
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