• Subject: Re: DSL Firewall Question
  • From: Scott Klement <klemscot@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 12 Jan 2001 15:57:28 -0600 (CST)



On Fri, 12 Jan 2001, Nathan M. Andelin wrote:

> DSL routers already come with many firewall features - NAT translation,
> address and port filters, port remapping, and NETBIOS blocking.  My gut feel
> is that PC based firewall software is for those people who don't understand
> or don't want to mess with their router's configuration.  For example,
> firewall features in my DSL router must be configured via command line.  Its
> not intuitive.  You've got to dig into a reference book and use TELNET in
> order to do it.  There's no context sensitive help.  But, after its done,
> its done.  To add another firewall behind your router adds unnecessary
> redundancy.
> 

Unless, of course, your PC actually *IS* your router (as it is in my case)
I realize that this doesnt occur to most people since they run an
irritating OS like Windows that doesn't do useful things like routing.

At any rate, my firewall is also command-line.   I actually prefer command
line interfaces...  GUI is for users, not admins or programmers. :)

When you think about what a router really is, you start realizing that its
really just a computer with a stripped down operating system and
software aimed at only doing a specific thing...



+---
| 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: david@midrange.com
+---

This thread ...

Replies:

Follow On AppleNews
Return to Archive home page | Return to MIDRANGE.COM home page

This mailing list archive is Copyright 1997-2020 by midrange.com and David Gibbs as a compilation work. Use of the archive is restricted to research of a business or technical nature. Any other uses are prohibited. Full details are available on our policy page. If you have questions about this, please contact [javascript protected email address].