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frak



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 2005 8:54 pm    Post subject: Firewall Question Reply with quote

Hi,

I was just wondering what the views of the forum would be regarding the setting up of a home network.

I currently have a D-Link DSL-604GT router that I am only using for wired networking. What I want to know is whether or not I am better off using the inbuilt firewall or having a dedicated machine for the task. I plan to have two pc's and eventually a laptop on the network as well as a ps2 and xbox.

Many thanks...
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2005 2:19 am    Post subject: RE: Firewall Question Reply with quote

You mean 'iptable' ... yes configure iptables. What ever technique you use ... whatever sw you use, it will basically just be fronting for iptables.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2005 9:34 am    Post subject: RE: Firewall Question Reply with quote

The router has iptables already setup so why wouldn't you use that?
to quote from their website:
# Web-based configuration
# Firewall
# Virtual Private Network (VPN) pass-through support

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