Cygwin and firewalls (FAQ alert)

Christopher Faylor
Fri Jun 17 21:32:00 GMT 2005

On Fri, Jun 17, 2005 at 11:01:28PM +0200, Krzysztof Duleba wrote:
>Corinna Vinschen wrote:
>>>I am wondering if there is a firewall that coexists with Cygwin well.
>>>IIRC, there were complaints about Norton software and about some other
>>>firewalls too.  What would you recommend me?
>>>I ask because I've never had to use firewall before (my home box is
>>>behind NAT in a secure network) and I have no experience with Windows
>>>firewalls.  I've just bought a laptop and a firewall seems to be
>>>necessary in this case.
>>If you just have purchased it, it has probably Windows XP installed.
>It doesn't - I'll get my copy when our MSDN Academic Alliance
>coordinator comes back from abroad next week.
>>Why not just use the system firewall which is part of XP SP2?  It's
>>fairly simple to use and I had no trouble using it with Cygwin, so far.
>>It's at least good for a start and it doesn't cost anything extra.
>Then I'll give it a try.
>Thanks for all answers.

Joshua, do you think you could add an entry about this concerning what
seems to work and what doesn't seem to work?

Although, I thought I recalled that Norton's firewall didn't work too


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