14 November 2006

Headbutting a firewall

Got to work on an XP Home machine tonight, belongs to a boarder staying with my mum-in-law, and getting PuTTY to call out through the firewall was freakin’ impossible.

I carefully added PuTTY as a call-anywhere program, then even shut the firewall down completely (reasonably safe, the machine’s sitting behind a NATted ADSL router), carefully disabled anything else that might claim to be a firewall & still no dice.

I’ve never had so much trouble getting out of a ’Doze box before.

1 comment:

Nine said...

Unlike malware which seems impossible to keep out.

Seems as though MS have the security model inside out!