Asking the Stupid Questions Since 1971
Gee, Microsoft, you could have made filtering network traffic just a little bit more usable. All you had to do was write a log file, or at least give us the option to log what you're doing.
So I'm applying their so-called IP filters to a host before we deploy it. And, unlike some idiots out there in InternetLand, I use a default DENY rule. So, I add one of those. Then I add the exceptions to the "naff off" rule. And then I apply the filter.
And that doesn't work, because now everything is denied. I suppose that's better than having everything allowed, but it's more than a little annoying. Now I have to leave my chair!
The rudimentary firewall in Windows 2000 applies the rules in an somewhat dynamic fashion. In other words, it's unpredictable. If you permit traffic first, and only then deny it, then things work. Maybe. Who knows? It doesn't log anything.
A young Palestinian mother of two, a 3-year-old son and an 18-month- old daughter, made her way to the front of a line of workers at the heavily fortified Erez crossing between Israel and the Gaza Strip Wednesday morning, feigned a medical problem and then detonated a bomb that was strapped to her body, killing herself and four Israelis -- three soldiers and a civilian security inspector, Israeli authorities said. She also wounded seven people, four were Palestinians. —[via MyFreePress.com, emphasis mine]