Sat Dec 22 19:46:19 PST 2001 — Microsoft Windows security issue update. Sonic.net has placed filters online which block traffic to ports 1900 and 5000, which the FBI is currently recommending to limit the scope of the current Windows XP security flaw.
As these ports are used for regular traffic as well, this will cause some random failures to establish network connections. We estimate that this will happen in less than one tenth of one percent of attempts. Customers with static IP addresses who need to be exempted from these filters can write to email@example.com. -Dane, Eli, Nathan, Kelsey and Russ