Cygwin and firewalls

Krzysztof Duleba
Fri Jun 17 21:32:00 GMT 2005

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
> > NAT in a secure network) and I have no experience with Windows
> > 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.

Krzysztof Duleba

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