[Dshield] blocking the DSL hacker

armchair99 forum at dshield.org
Sun Jan 22 16:55:05 GMT 2006

While an NATing router is certainly the bare minimum of protection an even better solution is a dedicated firewall solution like Smoothwall of IPCop. If you have an older pc laying around that you thought was obsolete it can probably be resurrected and used for this purpose very easily.

Both Smoothwall and IPCop are solutions based on the Linux kernel but offer a very user friendly web GUI for management. I'm a Verizon DSL customer as well and have been using Smoothwall to keep the nasties out for a couple years now. You should check them out.
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