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Avoiding NetBIOS attacks without limiting remote access

I just read your article on blocking NetBIOS connections to Windows XP Pro. It seems like a good way to avoid NetBIOS attacks, but I have a couple of doubts:

  • If I'm going to block all NetBIOS and CIFS traffic, wouldn't it be better to remove the server service? It would be easier, and it would reduce the running processes in the workstation (no server, no filter).
  • If I put any of these measures in practice, I would block my ability to manage the workstation remotely, right?
  • Thanks in advance for your attention.

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