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    Firewall question


    I noticed by default, 'proximity sharing' is allowed, what exactly is this? I can't seem to find anything on it

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    Proximity Sharing over TCP is used for short range communication such as NFC. According to MSDN, the range is about 3-4 centimeters which can only be used by Windows Phone. It's safe to say this rule can be disabled in the firewall.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ectech View Post
    Proximity Sharing over TCP is used for short range communication such as NFC. According to MSDN, the range is about 3-4 centimeters which can only be used by Windows Phone. It's safe to say this rule can be disabled in the firewall.
    Thanks, sorry for replying so late, and it won't let me give you anymore rep points atm.
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