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kevin
2004-08-25, 12:29
Hi,

Microsoft is pushing out Windows XP Service Pack 2 via Windows Update
now... It has a revamped firewall that unlike XP & XPSP1 is now on by
default.

Good news is it's much easier to configure than the firewall in
XP/XPSP1. If you run into problems with Squeezeboxen, SLIMP3s, or
emulators after installing SP2, you just have to add a few ports as
exceptions:
http://www.slimdevices.com/su_faq.html#networking-firewall

Originally that FAQ entry recommended adding slim.exe and
slimserver.exe as program exceptions, but I've talked to a fair number
of people who have had issues with this method already... So it looks
like adding ports explicitly seems to be the way to go.

-kevin