StartX and McAfee Firewall!
Wed Oct 6 17:42:00 GMT 2004
I am trying to find a way to disable scanning of the X11 connections
The systems are secure locally, patched, and spy ware scanned weekly.
This is a gov't security mandate that all laptops removed from the
building have the PF running.
Alexander Gottwald wrote:
> On Wed, 6 Oct 2004, Andy wrote:
>>We run McAfee personal firewall on our laptops for security outside of
>>the office. When startx is launched, the firesrvc pegs at near 90 and
>>will stay there as long as it is used. The only way to bring it down is
>>by disabling the service, which we prefer not to do. Any one have any
>>ideas on how to solve this or what might be causing it.
> Personal firewall scan all network traffic. XWin causes network traffic.
> This provides a lot of work for any personal firewall.
> possible solutions:
> - find a way to disable scanning for local or X11 connections
> - secure the computers by removing vulnerable programs and apply
> security patches for windows. This will render the PF useless
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