Re: Home Network and Firewalls

From: Howard Roth (
Date: 12/19/03

Date: Fri, 19 Dec 2003 01:50:30 GMT

What exactly is the "main box" that is suppose to act like a firewall? Is
it a PC? Is it the modem? Also how are the computers being networked behind
this "main box"?
You need to clarify the specific setup involved here to get a valid answer
to your question.

"Sue Doo Nym" <> wrote in message
> We are in the process of setting up a home network linking 3 computers
> together. (dial up) We have been told that we don't need a firewall as
> the main box with a fixed ISP address acts as a firewall. Can anyone
> confirm if this is correct or not?
> Thanks
> --
> He said, "It is finished." Not "I am finished."