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27-09-2003, 17:59:21
Anyone no how to turn this fucker off on XP? Keep getting spam through it and cant figure out how to block it.

27-09-2003, 18:13:33
Control Panel -> Admin Tools -> Services, and right click "Messenger", go to Properties. Then hit Stop and select "Disabled" from the dropdown

Immortal Wombat
27-09-2003, 20:23:26
Were those instruction copy/pasted from my post in the CGN thread or Asher's post in the poly thread from which I copied and pasted my post?

27-09-2003, 21:00:23
The CGN thread. :D

No longer Trippin
27-09-2003, 22:58:37
That's the first damned service I disable when I build a system. Nothing like having someone send a netsend command to format your drive.

28-09-2003, 09:55:32
Excellent. Cheers guys.

29-09-2003, 22:14:21
Yep. MS in their infinite wisdom neglected to set up services in a way that the user could run them without opening ports to the outside.

30-09-2003, 20:02:58
But you aren't supposed to have an outside, past your own corporate LAN! And you can trust your own LAN, can't you?

That's the design philosophy...

Qaj the Fuzzy Love Worm
30-09-2003, 20:42:23
Tell that to the Blaster worm :)

30-09-2003, 21:36:45
A trusted network connected to an untrusted network is an untrusted network. :)

30-09-2003, 22:01:07
i.e. if anyone involved does something half assed, the whole thing will be half assed.