netguard and NTL

  widdy 17:05 09 Jan 2007
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I have just installed Netguard Anti virus and firewall on my networked laptop
all seems ok except when testing vulnarabilty on the symantic website it shows i have 3 ports open
is this dangerous or advisable
they are
ICMP Ping
Port 22
Port 80
any thoughts Please ???

  stylehurst 17:17 09 Jan 2007

have a look at the shields up site, this gives a very good description of the various requirements for safe surfing. Google for the address

  brundle 17:19 09 Jan 2007

Port 80 is for web browsers, port 22 is for SSH, ping is just to allow other machines to `ping` your machine, tells the other machine nothing other than the fact your PC exists at the IP address. You are safe.

  widdy 17:26 09 Jan 2007

Thanks for that guys. great response

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