Understanding Zeroconf and Multicast DNS
Subject:   UPNP in LinkSys
Date:   2002-12-29 00:05:10
From:   anonymous2
I also found the new UPNP "feature" enabled by default after upgrading a LinkSys device. How did I notice, well is seems that my wife's XP laptop and the LinkSys were only too happy to open up several holes to attempt to grant some "unidentified" machines access to the laptop's harddrive via UPNP.

I shutdown file sharing on the laptop and disabled UPNP as soon as I found out. I'm now looking to replace the LinkSys with something more secure.