Internet Connection Firewall Windows XP provides the added security of firewall protection to small
networks that are connected to the Internet. A firewall checks all
communications that cross the connection between the Internet and your
computer and selects which information is received. Internet Connection
Firewall protects the computer by allowing or denying communications that
are addressed to the computer from the Internet.
In most home or small office networks, ICF will be set up on the ICS host
computer; however, the firewall can be enabled on any Internet connection.
For the ICF, you can specify security logging of Internet users that are gaining
access to services and programs. You can also configure how to handle
Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP) traffic that is sent to the computer
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