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- Mister C
June 14, 2005, 6:32 pm
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From time to time I get this message from my Sygate firewall.
Should I let this program through?
"Generic Host Process for Win32 Services (svchost.exe)
is trying to connect to [126.96.36.199] using remote
port 67 (BOOTPS - Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol
[DHCP] Server). Do you want to allow this program to
access the network?"
This is my setup:
1. I use WinXP + SP1 at home.
2. My broadband ISP is NTL Cable
3. I connect direct to my ISP am am not part of a network.
4. I have disabled XP's firewall and use only Sygate firewall.
To my untutored eye it seems like a good thing to allow this and let
svchost on PC communicate with what I think is my ISP's DHCP server.
However this web page says I should completely block svchost.exe in
Who is right?
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