[TriLUG] RE: Re: Frustrated MS users turn to Linux, Apple
Tue, 13 Aug 2002 22:40:19 -0500
> About the MS programs sending data... I keep my firewalls
> down pretty tight
> but I have all but verified that MS Apps send data back to MS
> via ANY port
> that is unsecured (80, 20, 21, 22) by watching which ports
> are active in the
> stack (I've observed this with tcpdump as well as sniffers).
Just out of curiosity, which MS apps are sending data back to Microsoft? Are
you saying this happens in the background, without any user knowledge. I'm
just wondering what it is that they would want to receive from these apps.
Also, why isn't this common knowledge?