Shooting the Windows Messenger Service
Subject:   Router
Date:   2003-11-12 08:08:56
From:   pgralla
Response to: Router

My linksys doesn't reject all unrequested traffic; if I want to block traffic on specific ports, I have to go in and tell the router to block it. I was surprised that the pop-up made it through, though, because the router uses NAT, and the pop-up appeared on just the one laptop, and no other PCs on my network. Perhaps when the pop-up was sent to the router's IP address, it would have been sent to every PC on the network -- but I had already turned off the Messenger Service on every PC except the new laptop (others had been getting the pop-ups until I turned off the service on them), and so it made it through only to the laptop.