kill all network traffic



bonehead
07-10-2005, 01:52 AM
My XP Pro SP2 system is connected to the internet through an ADSL modem.

Short of pulling out the Ethernet cable, is there a way of stopping all
network traffic into and out of an XP machine?

I know about firewalls (I use Windows Firewall), but that's not strictly
what I'm after. What I'm looking for is 100% protection when the
connection is not in use, just for peace of mind.

Ideally, I'd love is a little program that would kill all network
traffic with a click, and then enable it again when needed, for those
times when I'm not on the PC or I am on the PC but not using the
internet (for example, playing games).

Any ideas?

Galen
07-10-2005, 01:52 AM
In news:3ev6mmF54coqU1@individual.net,
bonehead <bonehead@nospam.com> had this to say:

My reply is at the bottom of your sent message:

> My XP Pro SP2 system is connected to the internet through an ADSL
> modem.
> Short of pulling out the Ethernet cable, is there a way of stopping
> all network traffic into and out of an XP machine?
>
> I know about firewalls (I use Windows Firewall), but that's not
> strictly what I'm after. What I'm looking for is 100% protection when
> the connection is not in use, just for peace of mind.
>
> Ideally, I'd love is a little program that would kill all network
> traffic with a click, and then enable it again when needed, for those
> times when I'm not on the PC or I am on the PC but not using the
> internet (for example, playing games).
>
> Any ideas?

Right click on the connection and set it to disable when you're not there.

Galen
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"And that recommendation, with the exaggerated estimate of my ability
with which he prefaced it, was, if you will believe me, Watson, the
very first thing which ever made me feel that a profession might be
made out of what had up to that time been the merest hobby."

Sherlock Holmes


kill all network traffic