Al, The line is at home - I haven't gotten a firewall yet. I only leave the connection up while I'm actively using it, treating it just like a dial-up (not hard, it uses Dial Up Networking (DUN), complete with the little connection icon in the tray). If I wanted to use it in any sort of server capacity, I would of course put up a firewall first. As it is, I just make sure I keep up with all the security updates for Win 98 and the browsers, and run the Internet filter, E-mail scan, and Download scan functions in McAfee VirusScan. The modem I have is an external USB-connected unit, with no NIC card involved - I imagine the NIC/DSL router hardware approach might not use DUN, and hence might be harder to connect and disconnect at will. Dave Shaw Spartan International, Inc. Spartanburg, SC To subscribe to the MAPICS-L mailing list send email to MAPICS-L-SUB@midrange.com or go to www.midrange.com and follow the instructions. -----Original Message----- From: MacWheel99@aol.com [mailto:MacWheel99@aol.com] DSL is coming to my community real soon & I have been looking at personal firewall alternatives - currently leaning towards Norton because I have their protection for Virus & use for other stuff & I not see anything comparably priced that seems better & I have seen enough horror stories about the free stuff to steer away from it. Is your DSL to work or home? Did you get a personal fire wall to use with always connected to the internet DSL, what did you get, were you happy with it? +--- | This is the Midrange System Mailing List! | To submit a new message, send your mail to MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com. | To subscribe to this list send email to MIDRANGE-L-SUB@midrange.com. | To unsubscribe from this list send email to MIDRANGE-L-UNSUB@midrange.com. | Questions should be directed to the list owner/operator: firstname.lastname@example.org +---
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