firewall rules for bitlord, yahoo, limewire

Andrew Gould andrewlylegould at
Wed Nov 26 08:54:45 PST 2008

On Wed, Nov 26, 2008 at 10:42 AM, Wojciech Puchar <
wojtek at> wrote:

> sorry for asking but what are this "limewire" programs are?
My unofficial take on it is that limewire is a peer-to-peer sharing
application used by Windows, Mac OS X and Linux users to share files,
usually music, often copyrighted, over the internet.  It is one of the
fastest, most effective ways to spread viruses, trojans, spyware, etc.

The program does not use fixed ports, so the services are hard to block.  In
essence, the program gets the user to bypass security measures from the

If I am incorrect in my technical assessment, I welcome a correction.

When people ask my advice about computers, I always include:  "Never use
Limewire, or anything like it."


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