[Dshield] Routers

Keith Bergen keith at keithbergen.com
Wed Aug 6 14:11:27 GMT 2003


I'm not sure about this, but there is an option "Block WAN 
Requests". If enabled, you cannot even ping the router. That 
may stop your UDP.

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>Date: Wed, 6 Aug 2003 08:21:02 -0500
>From: Dean_Larson at may-co.com  
>Subject: Re: [Dshield] Routers  
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>i have noticed at home, the linksys router doesn't do much 
to block udp
>traffic.  it seems to pass right through it.  i see a few 
udp probes the
>other side of it each day.  in particular dns (port 53) 
packets.  if anyone
>uses this firewall, to be sure to have another firewall 
(even if it is a
>personal firewall on any machine inside the linksys firewall)
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>I used linksys routers off and on and have been happy with 
them so far.
>The firewall is basic and functional. Just the right product 
for a home
>user and AFAIK, it comes quite secure by default.
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>(I only used the 4 port version).
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>The only problem I have seen with Linksys equipment is that 
they do not
>handle as many systems as advertised. About 30 systems is 
probably the
>maximum. But if you have that many systems, you probably 
should get a
>different product.
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>On Wed, 2003-08-06 at 08:08, Leone, Michael wrote:
>> For my home network I plan on replacing my router, a 2year 
old netgear
>> 4-port. I am in the process of looking for an 8 port 
router/switch that
>has
>> a decent firewall and a decent price. I really don't want 
to spend more
>than
>> $90. I see the Linksys BEFSR81 for $89.99 at circuit city, 
and about $83
>> ordered online.
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>> I could use the smoothwall on a spare box, but I need 
something that will
>> kickback instantly if the power goes down and then comes 
back on, and I
>> don't want to buy another UPS. I need something quick, 
easy, painless and
>> will recover automatically. Maybe a quick reboot here or 
there.
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>> Thanks!
>>
>> Mike
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