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I've read that it is a good security measure in XP to disable File and Print Sharing.

My question is, if I disable File and Print Sharing, won't this restrict other computer on our home network from accessing folders and printers that I have shared from my PC?

Thanks for your input...
 

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I don't think it's much of an issue, but if you really want to secure the file & print sharing, install the NETBEUI protocol in addition to TCP/IP. Bind the File & Print sharing only to the NETBEUI protocol, since it's not routable, it doesn't allow access from the Internet.
 

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johnwill said:
I don't think it's much of an issue, but if you really want to secure the file & print sharing, install the NETBEUI protocol in addition to TCP/IP. Bind the File & Print sharing only to the NETBEUI protocol, since it's not routable, it doesn't allow access from the Internet.
Thanks for the response. I use TCP/IP for the local network and network printer.

NETBEUI is not good for much and it is a security problem in and of itself...
 
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