3700 & service pack 6

James VanEe jiv2 at cornell.edu
Tue Sep 2 08:24:32 EST 2003

A firewall can block the ports used in the exploits while allowing
you to communicate with your file server.  I know people (including
ourselves) have used software firewalls like Zonalarm with mixed
success.  I prefer a hardware solution. The simplest would be a SOHO
"Router" (e.g. from linksys) which does not provide sophisticated
firewall but still offers protection to systems behind it.
Another solution we have used in some cases is to put the machine in
a private non-routable address space (e.g. 192.168.x.x) and then set
up the file server to listed on both address spaces.  This is
reasonable if your LAN is physically secure and the other machines on
the LAN are relatively safe from exploit.
Hope this helps. Good luck.

>Hi all,
>I'm wondering if anyone has come up with a solution for the following
>problem.  The patches from Microsoft necessary to stay safe from the
>latest worms & viruses aren't able to be installed unless you update
>Windows NT to Service Pack 6.  However tech support at Applied
>Biosystems state that if you update to service pack 6, then Data
>Collection won't talk to the 3700.  So their party line (as it always
>has been) is to take the 3700 off the network.  Of course downloading 3
>traces at a time to a floppy is not a solution for a high throughput
>instrument capable of generating hundreds of traces/day.  Has anyone
>worked out any other fixes, or know when Applied Biosystems will update
>Data Collection?
>Thanks, Alex
>Alex Laufer
>Lab Manager
>Renovis, Inc.
>270 Littlefield Ave.
>South San Francisco, CA
>(650) 266-1425
>fax (650) 266-1460
>laufer at renovis.com
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