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Would think the router outgoing is open to most outgoing exploits to call
home or where ever,, how would it know its not a legit request from you? Why
would Mr. exploit writer use anything other than standard ports ?
"David Teague" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>I run XP and I have a DSL box (Westell 327w) with the
> hardware firewall in this box enabled at the highest security
> Steve Gibson's web site checked this from the outside.
> His test gives me a "clean bill of health" stating all ports
> are either disabled or are in full stealth mode.
> I believe the firewall to be both inbound and outbound,
> but I have not checked outbound.
> ping and tracert utilities all time out. I suspect this means
> that the firewall is at least blocking the ping and tracert
> Would someone please tell me how to test a hardware
> firewall from the computer side of the firewall beyond
> my simple minded ideas.
> David Teague, http://cs.wcu.edu/~dbt
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