• Subject: Re: DSL Firewall Question (was List turnaround speed)
  • From: Quazy <quazy@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 11 Jan 2001 16:26:29 -0600

Well you could have one at home but there is less need, because every time 
you connect you get a new IP address and then you are not on for very 
long.  Making it harder for someone to get into you computer.

With DSL you are connected all the time and have the same IP address all of 
the time.

If you are scared of someone getting into your PC on a modem connection, I 
would just use a freeware port blocker or personal firewall for a PC.



At 04:44 PM 1/11/01 -0500, you wrote:

>I have a question.  Why would he now need a firewall at his home versus
>when he had a modem connection?  Or should he have had one then?  If that
>is the case should anyone who hooks up to the internet; personal or
>business, modem or otherwise, have a firewall?
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>Rob Berendt
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>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.
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>Is your DSL to work or home?
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>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?
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