The p2p programs like WINMX (winmx.com) are quite usefull. In the case of WINMX i had some blue screen deaths on win2k indicating someone nuking me (my assumption) by finding an open port. In adition to that i now have problems with other programs on win2k so i fear that someone was fiddling around with my files. I use Zonealarm wich is helpful but i think its a joke if i let people onto my PC to share files.
Is there any way to make a p2p program safe or must i forget these types of programs ?
I thought about a dedicated Linux server as firewall but a friend said that its easy to install but to set it up correctly is hard. If its not done well its not better than a win2k.
So is there some easy way to make p2p safe ?