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From: frobozz at frotz.us (j)
Subject: WinME firewalling

I'm interested in opinions from list participants - all my work is with
linux, like a firewalling linux bridge on a win/lin mixed network.

Given:  A technologically-impaired grandmother with winME.  Any change
of OS would be psychologically damaging... (WinXP 'kindergarten crayon'
default theme would probably induce seizures... ;^)  Grandma now gets a
DSL connection, and as per the ISP has this shiny new DSL modem plugged
into said WinME machine, both now powered up ~24 hours per day, an open
orifice with a target painted on it.

What software firewall solution is truly suitable for Grandma?  As
invisible to the user as possible, of course, since this Grandma doesn't
understand most of the 'little window thingies' that spontaneously
appear already.  (you know at least one - the manic 'ok' clicker...) 
Additional hardware of any kind is not permitted, this has to be a
software solution under WinME.

Clearly there are 'social' factors in training such a user - I'm looking
for opinions regarding the software end of things, not 'whack her in the
head every time she clicks OK without reading' suggestions.  :^)

Thanks.

j

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