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    I have the PWS on my Windows98 machine and cable-modem Internet access. Although I'm not thinking of hosting an actual Web site, I would like to maybe store some auxilary files or run a web cam and have access to archived pictures. I'm just wondering how secure the PWS is.

    I realize just about anything can be broken into, but are there major holes with PWS or would I be realitivly safe?
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    AS long as you secure all unused incoming ports on your machine with a decent firewall (I use Norton Internet Security), then you should be fine.

    Make sure your not sharing printers or files over TCP/IP as well. There is a site listed in the Resource Kit called Shield's Up that will test the security of your machine. Test it before and after tightening security down.
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    SitePoint Wizard westmich's Avatar
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    Thanks Wayne.

    I was considering buying a firewall program like Norton or McCafe.
    Westmich
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    If Personal Web Server is turned off, is there any threat (even without a firewall)

    ...and how do you host a site using PWS (obviously it wouldn't be the best way of doing it), do you just type:

    http://your.ip.address.here/

    to get to it? - I think I tryed that and it didn't work - not sure though

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    If Personal Web Server (any server deamon for that matter) is off, there may be an open port on your machine. This port can be used to gain control. I still recommend a quality firewall to protect yourself.

    If your behind a proxy server from your provider you may not be able to access your personal webserver from the Internet. Otherwise to access it you would use http://XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX/index.html.

    To access from your local machine type either:
    http://127.0.0.1 or http://localhost
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