Re: DSL security

From: Whoever (nobody@devnull.none)
Date: 03/13/03

From: Whoever <nobody@devnull.none>
Date: Thu, 13 Mar 2003 21:52:09 GMT

On Thu, 13 Mar 2003, Tony Miklos wrote:

> So I guess you are saying I should have both a firewall and the router?

Ideally, you should get a router with built-in STATEFUL firewall. Stateful
firewalls provide the best protection.

> By the way, the router is a Linksys model # BEFSR41. $100 and a $50
> rebate. Any thoughts on that brand/model? If I remember to send for

I have no experience with Linksys routers.

> the rebate, the price seems right! Or if I go to a local computer
> junkyard is an older used router just as good?

You probably won't get one that supports both:
1. PPPoE (needed for most DSL connections)
2. Stateful firewall.