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Win2K services accessing the 'Net !

By godzillex ·
Hi,

Eversince the installation of Win2K, my firewall (Sygate Personal Firewall Pro) constantly reports all sorts of programs wanting to access the 'Net via my Cable connection. In particular:

SERVICES.EXE
NTOSKRNL.EXE
LSASS.EXE

(1) Why dothese system services require access to the 'Net?

(2) Would it be safe to deny these and other services access to the 'Net?

(3) Does anyone know the absolute minimum services required to access the 'Net?

Thanks in advance.
Godzillex

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Win2K services accessing the 'Net !

by tech_wiz03 In reply to Win2K services accessing ...

I can tell you that services.exe is a fundamental part of win2k that handles interaction between win2k and the net. if your firewall was installed after you setup win2k for internet operations it would have been silently and automatically registeredfor access. In short you need that one.
the Others I don't have a clue on

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