Firewall on vista home edition

Firewall on vista home edition

Post by Theo Carr- » Mon, 08 Jan 2007 18:36:39


Does Vista Home edition have full firewall funcionality?

Is it possible to to have it so only administrators can allow any new
program to access the internet and block all programs by default?

Thanks,

Theo Carr-Brion
 
 
 

Firewall on vista home edition

Post by QmlsbE » Mon, 08 Jan 2007 19:10:01


yes the whole Vista's core is in all editions.


yes

 
 
 

Firewall on vista home edition

Post by Rosco » Tue, 09 Jan 2007 02:56:47

That's a bit of a loaded question.

I would take out the word "full" and say that it has firewall functionality.
 
 
 

Firewall on vista home edition

Post by Robert Moi » Thu, 11 Jan 2007 05:47:31


It has the same quality of firewall as the other Vista editions, so it's a
toy just like any other 'software firewall'.

It is, to be fair, a much improved "toy" over Microsoft's previous attempts,
and, to be fair, Microsoft are honest about the strengths and weaknesses of
this kind of approach.
 
 
 

Firewall on vista home edition

Post by Theo Carr- » Thu, 11 Jan 2007 07:16:26


I have been trying to find out about the firewall setting. I am told the
setting up of the firewall (in terms of which programs can access the
internet) is in the group policy editor. I have also been told the group
policy editor is missing from the home editions. Can any tell me which
is correct on the home editions?

Thanks,

Theo Carr-Brion
 
 
 

Firewall on vista home edition

Post by RmlyZVdhbG » Fri, 12 Jan 2007 15:43:00

Robert,

Only if you understood how you have insulted Vista Firewall by assigning
the description; "so it's a toy just like any other 'software firewall'.

Vista's Firewall and inherent Security is as different as day and night,
compared to other Firewalls.

Respectfully,


--
Firewall
 
 
 

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Post by Robert Moi » Fri, 12 Jan 2007 19:34:40


Fair point, that wasn't entirely fair of me. Perhaps I should have said
something more like this:

Though the built-in Windows Firewall is implemented very well, firewalls
that are designed to protect the host they are installed and running from
have several inherant weaknesses, regardless of how well they are
implemented.
 
 
 

Firewall on vista home edition

Post by Kerry Brow » Sat, 13 Jan 2007 00:28:26

Because of the better security both between processes running at different
security levels and between users and services the firewall in Vista is much
better than XP. Notwithstanding this I do agree that there is always the
possibility of a software firewall being compromised. An external firewall
is always a better solution.

--
Kerry Brown
Microsoft MVP - Shell/User
http://www.yqcomputer.com/
 
 
 

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Post by Robert Moi » Sat, 13 Jan 2007 01:35:48


Fair point, and one I already conceded in my reply to 'FireWall2'. Of
course, being judged to be 'better than the XP firewall' is like being
considered 'less weird than Tom Cruise', in the sense that you don't really
need to prepare terribly hard to take that particular prize.


Agreed. More important than what firewall you use, though, is an
understanding of what they can and can not do for you.