[Dshield] "Always On" Connections
hank at panamahank.com
Tue Mar 19 23:29:43 GMT 2002
"This is particularily more the case with cable modems and DSL connections
that are always on."
I use ADSL and simply shut down my NIC card if I will be away from the
computer for a while but don't want to shut the computer down. Since some of
you may be Linux users who, like me, aren't experts, here's how;
>From a command prompt, enter "ifdown eth0" (or whichever NIC is connected to
your ADSL modem) to bring it back up, type "ifup eth0". You have to have root
privilege to do this, but it's better than leaving your computer vulnerable.
I have also noticed a small glitch with Mandrake 8.1. Frequently, disabling
eth0 also disables eth1, so my network goes down and I may have to bring eth1
back up as well. My network is very lightly used, so this is not a problem
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