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VPN - FYI

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Saw this and thought some might be interested ---

In tests, installation of Microsoft's Service Pack 2 for Windows XP
resulted in the disruption of previously functioning VPN connectivity.
Microsoft officials claim that the change in Windows' default behavior was
intended, but will be adding a document to its online knowledge base that
explains how to restore connectivity.

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Nov 13 '05 #1
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PC Datasheet wrote:
Saw this and thought some might be interested ---

In tests, installation of Microsoft's Service Pack 2 for Windows XP
resulted in the disruption of previously functioning VPN connectivity.
Microsoft officials claim that the change in Windows' default behavior was
intended, but will be adding a document to its online knowledge base that
explains how to restore connectivity.


No problem with the MS VPN but the 3Com OfficeConnect VPN is hosed.
First off it forgot what program to open a .hta file with then when I
chose the recommended HTML Application host, it ran but said I wasn't an
Administrator (which I am) then if I press [connect] button IPSec
crashes and sends a report to MS. Hopefully if I do that enough times
they might fix that one as well.

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Nov 13 '05 #2

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Trevor Best <nospam@localhost> wrote in
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PC Datasheet wrote:
Saw this and thought some might be interested ---

In tests, installation of Microsoft's Service Pack 2 for Windows
XP resulted in the disruption of previously functioning VPN
connectivity. Microsoft officials claim that the change in
Windows' default behavior was intended, but will be adding a
document to its online knowledge base that explains how to
restore connectivity.
No problem with the MS VPN but the 3Com OfficeConnect VPN is
hosed. First off it forgot what program to open a .hta file with
then when I chose the recommended HTML Application host, . . .


Er, I've been telling Windows to "forget" what application to open
HTAs with since the arrival of ILOVEYOU. I've done the same with VBS
and a whole lot of other file types that I don't want executing
automatically.

Removing the file association does not prevent you from executing
the files with a full command line calling the relevant application,
but it does prevent a whole lot of exploits that could run without
your knowing it. Many of the IE hijack exploits use HTAs, as a
matter of fact.
. . . it ran
but said I wasn't an Administrator (which I am) then if I press
[connect] button IPSec crashes and sends a report to MS. Hopefully
if I do that enough times they might fix that one as well.


I can't see how XP SP2 should be breaking any installation that was
properly firewalled already.

Of course, I don't understand why anyone in their right mind would
use IE for two seconds, or why they wouldn't have their PCs and
network walled off from the Internet with a firewall already.

But it's quite obvious from the number of worms and Trojans floating
around out there that there are a lot of people who don't have a
clue.

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Nov 13 '05 #3

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David W. Fenton wrote:
Er, I've been telling Windows to "forget" what application to open
HTAs with since the arrival of ILOVEYOU. I've done the same with VBS
and a whole lot of other file types that I don't want executing
automatically.
It's probably part of SP2 to disassociate the extension.
I can't see how XP SP2 should be breaking any installation that was
properly firewalled already.
I have a hardware firewall. Never trusted the XPee one as during setup
it doesn't come up b4 the network interface.
Of course, I don't understand why anyone in their right mind would
use IE for two seconds, or why they wouldn't have their PCs and
network walled off from the Internet with a firewall already.

But it's quite obvious from the number of worms and Trojans floating
around out there that there are a lot of people who don't have a
clue.


I use Mozilla Firefox myself.

Funny thing is I got our salesman using it instead of IE, he went back
to IE and it got hijacked, after cleaning I reiterated why we have
Mozilla. One day our ADSL line went up and down like a Yoyo, of course
since Saleman was using Mozilla at the time so it was Mozilla reporting
the host not found messages so of course it was Mozilla that was broke,
he went back to IE and got hijacked almost immediately, only a few more
hijackings to go before it gets through his skull :-)
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Nov 13 '05 #4

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Trevor Best <nospam@localhost> wrote in
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Funny thing is I got our salesman using it instead of IE, he went
back to IE and it got hijacked, after cleaning I reiterated why we
have Mozilla. One day our ADSL line went up and down like a Yoyo,
of course since Saleman was using Mozilla at the time so it was
Mozilla reporting the host not found messages so of course it was
Mozilla that was broke, he went back to IE and got hijacked almost
immediately, only a few more hijackings to go before it gets
through his skull :-)


I don't understand how someone can be that stupid.

Truly -- I do not understand.

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Nov 13 '05 #5

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David W. Fenton wrote:
Trevor Best <nospam@localhost> wrote in
news:41***********************@auth.uk.news.easyne t.net:

Funny thing is I got our salesman using it instead of IE, he went
back to IE and it got hijacked, after cleaning I reiterated why we
have Mozilla. One day our ADSL line went up and down like a Yoyo,
of course since Saleman was using Mozilla at the time so it was
Mozilla reporting the host not found messages so of course it was
Mozilla that was broke, he went back to IE and got hijacked almost
immediately, only a few more hijackings to go before it gets
through his skull :-)

I don't understand how someone can be that stupid.

Truly -- I do not understand.


The clue is in his job title.

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