R: [Dshield] "Personal Firewalls" are mostly snake-oil?

Mark Rowlands mark.rowlands at minmail.net
Tue Jul 23 17:34:04 GMT 2002


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> b- The debate besides the P.F. should also cover another aspect I
> haven't -yet- seen here:
> who is willing to include in his laptop's carrying bag the smallest
> Cisco/Checkpoint/anyone else's firewall?
> Assuming that such PCs  may also need to be protected in order to avoid
> intrusion and whatever else when they are on the road or at home (but not
> behind a FW) what is suggested here to use?
> Is nothing better than a P.F.? is any other hardware device available
> better than a P.F. for a mobile user?
> Who's willing to let tens of millions of users let alone without a P.F. but
> possibly connecting back to a corporate (or university) network sometimes?
>

from my laptop :-

IP Filter: v3.4.27 initialized.  Default = deny all, Logging = enabled

:-)

I open up what I need when I need it depending on what I'm doing and where...




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