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by: library_12_5 April 26, 2007 2:02 PM PDT

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by library_12_5 - 4/26/07 2:02 PM

I'm running Windows XP. I realize that this is a Linux forum but I have an Apache question and since it started on the Linux platform, you may be more knowlegable about it then others. I downloaded Apache, not so long ago. When Zone Alarm asks if I want it to go on-line, I choose "deny" because I'm not really sure what to do with it yet and have heard that it poses some security risk to let servers on-line from your computer especially when you don't know what you're doing. I've noticed on Zone Alarm that I have gotten a TCP(S) incoming hit that said httpd and that after that all the new TCP or UDP or ICMP hits would be registered backwards. This happened on more then one occassion. I noticed recently in my task manager that although I denied Apache Internet access, the process httpd was running. I was wondering if it was accessing the internet anyway and or listening on port 80? Since, I noticed it, I've been canceling the httpd process from my task manager.

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