Absolutely reeking fresh newbie to this
Sick of M$
Testing various Linux distros and found PCBSD: LOVE IT
STill getting to grips with various aspects of both Linux and PCBSD after many years of Windoze
I thought the FWall would by default block ports: scanned at GRC
"shields up' and found Port 22 ssh remote login = open
Also 139, 179, and 445: stealthed but not closed.
Currently running the VMWare file in licensed version of workstation on Windows hosts: which could be it, I have enough trouble following FW set-ups without involving VMs.
If I ran the PCBSD as primary system, would I have any ports open?
Exactly what is protecting my system if I am in a VM on the web: the VM FW or the system FW?
Sorry if this is a dumb question.
While I hang around here a bit more, Ill try and keep quiet while absorbing.