Cygwin and firewalls (FAQ alert)

Larry Hall
Fri Jun 17 22:41:00 GMT 2005

At 05:07 PM 6/17/2005, you wrote:
>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

Is this relative to Cygwin with or without X?  I haven't seen much in 
the way of complaints and/or problems that were determined to be 
associated with "faulty" firewalls beyond those mentioned on the 
cygwin-xfree list.  But that doesn't mean I didn't miss something.

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