Internet sharing & Security

  martinlest 18:33 01 Sep 2006

I have just managed to get my laptop to share my PC's broadband internet connection via a firewire cable between the two.

What I wonder now is, given that it only connects to the internet through the host PC, is the laptop protected by the latter's firewall and anti-virus software ?


  Diodorus Siculus 21:22 01 Sep 2006

The firewall should be ok but I'd install an AV onto the laptop to be safe.

  ade.h 22:11 01 Sep 2006

In an ad-hoc link, the software firewall on the host cannot control program access/behaviour on the client. It can only have control over the client itself.

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