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From "Robert Andersson" <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] apache2 and win2K RE: [users@httpd] repost theweird problem ---apache test fail
Date Tue, 09 Dec 2003 12:42:25 GMT
#LIU HAIFENG# wrote:
> I have tried your build
> on two pcs, both are operated by windows2000, one with mcafee
> firewall installed and another without the firewall.  Apache worked on
> the one without firewall but failed on the one with firewall (even
> I am still not sure if the problem is dependent on the installed firewall

It is. Firewalls implement their own TCP stack, which generally are buggy
and can break software like Apache, because all traffic flows through it
(even if it's disabled). McAffee's Firewall is well known to be a problem
with Apache (search the bug database!). Rule of thumb: don't use software
firewalls on production (Windows) servers.

Robert Andersson

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