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What do you prefer more when routing and firewalling in a network? Software or Hardware? I prefer IPTABLES software firewall. IF you use it please tell me what you think ...
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- 02-03-2011 #1
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- Feb 2011
Hardware Vs Software?
What do you prefer more when routing and firewalling in a network?
Software or Hardware?
I prefer IPTABLES software firewall. IF you use it please tell me what you think of it. What do you think of Hardware vs Software based routers and firewalls.
- 02-03-2011 #2
I use a router. I have to have one anyway, to connect all my computers to one internet connection, so it makes sense to use the built-in firewall. Routers are secure if you configure the properly, and far easier to configure and get working than iptables for most people.
- 02-08-2011 #3
I guess a better definition would be dedicated or shared.
That being said, I like IPTABLES for my firewall. Does what I want when I want it to. I have a system here wioth 4 interfaces that does my firewall and routing.
I have not looked into it but I have often wondered if someone was able to get the ports you were using if they could somehow break into your network because it is NAT box?
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- 02-08-2011 #4
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- Big River, Sask, Canada
I usually use a Nat and iptables on the boxes themselves.Registered Linux User #420832