Default security functions on an IPv6 CPE

Mikael Abrahamsson swmike at
Thu May 12 06:04:45 CEST 2011

On Wed, 11 May 2011, Jon Bane wrote:

> I really do not understand this conclusion.  Vista/Win7 do have 
> firewalls enabled by default, but the first time the machine detects it 
> is connected to a new network it asks what kind of network you are on. 
> The options being Public, Home or Work.  If the user choses "Home" the 
> firewall is effectively disabled as all of the SMB/NBT ports are opened 
> up, as well as several ports for media sharing.

Are you sure it's opened up for access from everywhere to these ports, not 
only from the local subnet? My understanding is that it's the latter.

Mikael Abrahamsson    email: swmike at

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