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sbellon: dude, your point is totally void - /any/ RISC OS app could just call SWI 0x6A which will soft reset the machine and the user will lose any unsaved data. Or, a *wipe <boot$dir> ~CFR~V in a !boot file. There's also n+1 less destructive things /any/ RISC OS app could do that the user wouldn't notice.

The point is to stop people outside out your local network abusing Antsuite's mail server (and use you like an open relay) or to hijack your taskwindow telnet server (was on gerph's site) etc.

If you're worried about software phoning home, you'll have to get yourself a more sofisticated firewall system if you're concerning about software bringing down inetfw.

Chris, drobe.co.uk

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