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Checking WinXP firewall status

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Hi all,

Is there a better way to check the status of WinXP firewall other then by outputing the result of NETSH FIREWALL SHOW STATE to a file and reading it to see if it is ON or OFF.

I've done a script that does this but I'm looking for a smarter way.

Any help?


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#include <Constants.au3>

$line = StdoutRead($foo)
MsgBox(0, "STDOUT read:", $line)

Edit - Removed loop

Edited by BigDod

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