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From: ggilliss at (Gregory A. Gilliss)
Subject: WIndows XP SP2 "breaks" things


Just FYI, my company is experiencing a high volume of calls from customers
claiming that they have installed Windows SP2. Customers claim that SP2 is
"breaking" previously working network behavior. Initial testing indicates
that the cause is the "Internet Firewall" settings on SP2 which have been 
set to default closed! SO by FINALLY doing what ought to have been done 
ages ago (as often argued in posts to this and other lists), Microsoft has
inadvertently "broken" several customer network installations that got used
to having transparency to network protocols that, after the installation of 
SP2, are no longer permitted.

Yay Microsoft, you finally got it right (sort of).


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