[windows2000] Re: OT: Firewall for Windows Mobile-devices

  • From: "Jon Spriggs" <jon@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 11 Aug 2008 12:40:07 +0100

2008/8/11 Sorin Srbu <sorin.srbu@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>

> FWIW, I've never been able to see my WM-device on my home wifi-network, so
> I
> don't see how anybody would be able to connect to it at all. One would
> assume
> there'd have to be shares open and available on the device, but I haven't
> been
> able to do that, or even find out if Windows Mobile is capable of it.

Your best bet is to grab a copy of nmap and run it against the Wifi address
of the WM device - if you have a Linux or Unix box, run it from that, the
scans take a VERY long time on a windows machine.

As I recall, there are a few ports which are open, and how many you have
open will also depend on what software you have installed on the WM device.
For what it's worth, unless you have an open port, then it's pretty hard to
get anything out of a device.

I'd have very few concerns about having my Windows Mobile device running on
Wifi - aside from the battery consumption side of things that is!



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