When connecting 2 pcs with a cross-over network wire, do both pcs have to have a firewall installed or just the main pc that connects directly to the net?
I've heard some place that your only suppose to have a firewall on the main pc, and it covers all other pcs sharing it's internet resources.
I did set up a firewall on both pcs, but except from internet working flawlessly, both pcs wouldn't share shit!
I'm using a software firewall, Sygate Personal Firewall, always been a fav of mine, and if one more person suggests i use Windows Firewall, i'll ring their bloody neck, because i was using just Windows Firewall on both pcs last night and someone managed (with ease) to put a trojan in my start up folder within the hour!
It corrupted the start menu on installation of Windows XP SP2 on my spare 2nd pc i've only just got, and now i'm talking to you on a fresh installation i just done an hour ago.
Sorry to be such a newbie, but networking is the one thing i've never been able to self teach myself from home experience, apart from reading a book or being taught, it really is one of the most impossible subjects to self teach.
I will read a book soon, but lifes a bit hectic at the mo, just need answers fast