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UNC Path Allows Bypassing of Content Ratings Functionality

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The Content Advisor setting is ignored when you when you use a universal naming convention (UNC) path to connect to a website.

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Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.

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This behavior typically occurs only with Web pages on your local area network (LAN) that are accessible using a UNC path (for example, \\server\share), but it can also occur on the Internet if your network administrator has enabled you to share files and printing functions over the Internet. The Common Internet File System (CIFS) defines a standard remote file-system access protocol for use over the Internet, using Domain Name Server (DNS) or NetBIOS for name resolution. Contact your Internet Service Provider or network administrator if you are unsure if this applies to you.

For additional information on CIFS, please see the following Microsoft Web site:

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Keywords: kbprb, KB250689

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Article Info
Article ID : 250689
Revision : 6
Created on : 7/24/2007
Published on : 7/24/2007
Exists online : False
Views : 333