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Win 2000 IE6 and FTP


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HillaryDuffshotlips

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After my download session is over and I close IE6, I've noticed that if I use FTP with IE 6 to connect to someone else's computer which has a user name and password, using Windows Explorer I see their computer IP
address in my network workgroup (under "computers near me"). I
usually delete it, but this time I neglected to do that for a week.


I should also add that my computer is not configured for FTP nor do I
have IIS (Internet information services) installed.

Question:

Will that person see my IP address in his workgroup? Since my drive
properties are defaulted to "share", can that person see my entire
computer, or will my Zone Alarm block it. Which Zone Alarm log would
even reflect if that computer was trying to connect to mine?
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gerryf

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The fact you have him listed in "computers near me" is not relevent to him seeing you.

The fact that you have printer and file sharing on by default is relevent as a security measure...zone alarm should block some there should be
a SECURE password on any shared resources
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