I'm still very much a newbie regarding networking issues and firewalls; so if 
I need to be slapped, please be gentle.  ;-)

Most of my home computers are behind a NAT router with very simple firewalls 
-- let all requests out, allow established in, deny everything else.  I put a 
test computer in the DMZ the other day to experiment with firewalls, and 
remote access as I travel next week.

Can someone access your computer by a port if nothing is listening to that 

If not, then if you turn off services that you don't use and need to access 
used services remotely (i.e. let them through a firewall), do you need a 


Andrew Gould

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