Re: Router's UPNP option
I recently bought a wireless router to use with my PDA and did a bit of research on this after remembering the initial panic about UPnP. Reading around suggested that this was indeed FUD and that the GRC article is no longer pertinent. Furthermore I have found that you can get some UPnP programs to work without the XP service enabled e.g. Azureus, utorrent, emule-morph, Trillian as these seem to use their own UPnP code so you just need it enabled in the router. This is better IMO than forwarding loads of ports which you may only use occasionally.
Just my tuppence worth,
WinXP Pro SP2, KAV 6.0, Process Guard 3.4, Windows Defender, Script Sentry. Outpost Pro 3.51, SpywareBlaster