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this has been something i been sooo curious on for the longest time i have a lil linksys router the 4port dsl/router swtich..... is it better idea to crank the ...
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    hardware firewall?


    this has been something i been sooo curious on for the longest time i have a lil linksys router the 4port dsl/router swtich..... is it better idea to crank the firewall up on that or the linux box? i plan to do both obviously.....but whats your thoughts on that?

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    The more security, the better off you are.

    Crank them both up. Better yet: replace the router with an old P1 running smoothwall with 2 NICs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sarumont
    The more security, the better off you are.

    Crank them both up. Better yet: replace the router with an old P1 running smoothwall with 2 NICs.
    shrug cant really do that.....u can say my network here is pretty afro engineered... odd setup i know i couldnt run any new wires and my parents were snobby blah blah blah same story so way i had to run the network was
    DSL modem/firewall/router (has 802.11b built in) DSL modem goes into her computer and i run a wireless bridge into my linksys router then the router to my xbox and to my puter...

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    i mean, should you only run one, and not be offering any server services, I would go with the hardware firewall, as it offers little that a cracker or virus can actualy do it it. Again, the more services you have running, the more likely it is that somone can find a way in. But best bet is both.
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