How to configure the Windows XP SP2 Firewall to allow distributed parallel computing with CFX-5.7 (PVM)?

1.) Login as local administrator.

2.) ->Start ->Control Panel ->Windows Firewall

Allow exceptions
add the following two programs to the exceptions:

hoster: C:WINDOWSsystem32rsh.exe
TCP/IP Remote Shell Program: C:WINDOWSsystem32rsh.exe

3.) Start the distributed solver run.

The warning message can be ignored:

| Warning! |
| |
| rsh to host bleriot produces the following output before the |
| output of the command: |
| |
| Terminal readThe handle is invalid. |
| |
| This may cause problems spawning parallel slaves, especially on |
| Windows. |

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