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davidc51

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I hope this is the right place to ask - if not then I apologise.
I have several PCs at home all networked via an 8 way switch and they all work fine.
My main PC runs XP pro and my music machine XP home.
My question is - can I restrict one of the PCs to be availble for file sharing but not connectable to the internet?
I use one of my PCs for music production and I want it pretty secure so I keep the network connection unplugged until I need to move file between my PCs. It would be much more convenient if I could keep it completely safe from the internet but still have access from other PCs on my network when required.
I used to use Zone Alarm on my previous music PC but it caused all sorts of problems so I wondered if XP could use it's firewall and exceptions (or something else) to do this? I'm sure this is an easy thing to do but I'm no expert in these matters and I don't want to start changing settings when it's all working so well!
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DavidC
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