I have 2 XP machines sitting behind a router (and it's firewall). I want to share files between them. I've shared C:\ but found the XP firewall was blocking access. I enabled the File and Printer Sharing exception in the firewall and I can access my files.
I realise the XP firewall doesn't block outbound connections and that it isn't really needed due to the firewall in the router, but my question is:
By enabling the File and Printer Sharing exception, is the PC (doing the sharing) less secure (disregarding the router firewall) than it would be? If so, by how much?