Windows Firewall (previously called Internet Connection Firewall, or ICF) is a software-based, stateful filtering firewall for Windows XP and Windows Server 2003. Windows Firewall provides protection for computers that are connected to a network by preventing unsolicited incoming traffic through TCP/IP version 4 (IPv4) and TCP/IP version 6 (IPv6). Configuration options include:
Configuring and enabling port-based exceptions
Configuring and enabling program-based exceptions
Configuring basic ICMP options
Logging dropped packets and successful connections
Changes to Windows Firewall
In earlier versions of Windows, Windows Firewall was configured on a per-interface basis giving each network connection had its own set of firewall settings. ...