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
> bye
> 	ago

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