Does a host firewall prevent access to guest pcs?

Discussion in 'Virtual PC' started by DocA, Jun 4, 2004.

  1. DocA

    DocA Guest

    Hi,

    If you have a software firewall installed on the host, such as Zone Alarm,
    will it prevent external access to the guest pcs? Or do you need a firewall
    installed inside each guest pc?

    I am not worried about programs inside the guest pc accessing the network;
    I'm just concerned about hackers accessing the guest pc.

    Thanks,

    Adrian
     
    DocA, Jun 4, 2004
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    Robert Moir Guest

    Yes

    http://www.robertmoir.co.uk/win/vpcfaq/VPCFAQ4-SecurityMatters.html


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    Robert Moir, Jun 4, 2004
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    Mark Rae Guest

    See Robert's answer. It's really important to treat a virtual PC just as you
    would a real PC...
     
    Mark Rae, Jun 4, 2004
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    DocA Guest

    Okay thanks (to Robert too)

    Adrian
     
    DocA, Jun 7, 2004
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