[Dshield] stand alone home-user firewall

Bruyere, Michel mbruyere at ezemcanada.com
Thu Sep 18 15:52:59 GMT 2003


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Hi, 
	IMO, your best bet is to go with a Linksys like router to protect
the Lan by "NATing" and the use of a personnal firewall is a good thing too
since it control at the "application" level. Thing that external
firewall/routers can't do.

My 0.02$

M.Bruyere




> -----Original Message-----
> From: Michael Leone [mailto:loki at psu.edu]
> Sent: mercredi 17 septembre 2003 23:31
> To: General DShield Discussion List
> Subject: [Dshield] stand alone home-user firewall
> 
> Running the risk of plugging your computer into an infected network grows
> increasingly large. That risk is exponentially higher on a college
network.
> Cranking up syslogs and ethereal on the on-campus networks at Penn State
> and one finds virii and exploit scans at DDoS proportions.
> 
> My girlfriend is in the process of purchasing a new laptop to replace her
> ageing k62-500 (The k62 is going to find its new home as a FreeBSD web
> server). I most likely will install ZoneAlarm Pro on the machine, but she
> is not the most technically proficient being on this planet. Does there
> exist, a stand alone, external, plug-n-pray, home-user firewall. It needs
a
> 100mpbs WAN, a 100mbps LAN, MAC cloning, and be so that I can configure
it,
> but it will work silently for her. (no pop-ups, alerts, etc.). And....
That
> has syslogs!
> 
> Something small she can plug between her computer and the rest of the
> network. oh yes, and cheap is a keyword too. Has to be cheap. ZoneAlarm 4
I
> have a legal license for already, but it would just be something extra
that
> won't destroy the functionality of her computer and is plug and pray. Not
> something that I need to spend 4 weeks teaching to stop bitching about
> programs accessing the Internet.
> 
> Mike
> 
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