windows firewall / ICS service

Discussion in 'Server Security' started by djc, Oct 2, 2006.

  1. djc

    djc Guest

    I just went to enable the simple host based windows firewall (not
    configuring RRAS as a router/firewall to protect a network). I got the
    message telling me the 'windows firewall / ICS' service (may have spelled it
    out instead of acronym but you know what I mean) is not running and needs to
    be in order to use the firewall etc..

    My intention was to just turn on the host firewall, what I assumed is pretty
    much the same thing as the xp sp2 host firewall. Thats it. I certianly don't
    want this machine to start handing out IP addresses and configs (DHCP) which
    is part of what ICS (Internet Connection Sharing) does right?

    So what am I missing here? why only one service? how/where would I configure
    ICS if I actually wanted it (I don't in this case)? I only see what I
    expected in firewall.cpl, just the firewall settings, just like xp sp2?

    Could someone straighten me out here?
    djc, Oct 2, 2006
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  2. djc

    M. Burnett Guest

    You don't have to worry that enabling the Windows Firewall/Internet
    Connection Sharing (ICS) service will cause the machine to start handing
    out DHCP addresses.

    Both features run from a single service, but the ICS features are not
    enabled by default.

    To enable ICS you would have to go to the Advanced tab on the connection
    properties and check "Allow other network users to connect through this
    computer's Internet connection"

    Mark Burnett
    M. Burnett, Oct 2, 2006
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  3. djc

    djc Guest

    ok. Thank you.

    djc, Oct 2, 2006
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