Re: router

From: Colonel Flagg (
Date: 06/17/04

Date: Thu, 17 Jun 2004 03:48:46 -0400

In article <>, says...
> In article <>,
> says...
> > that is irrelevant to the discussion at hand. now you're dipping into
> > opinion, not fact. the FACT is, a linux box is more versatile, which was
> > the original point.
> No, it's not irrelevant - this discussion was about firewall appliances
> vs software/os based firewalls running on a Linux box - nothing was said
> about using it as a workstation. Sheesh man, every one knows that a
> firewall box is not a workstation, not a game server, not a streaming
> audio server, not a word processing system, not anything but a firewall.
> You statement, now that you've explained it, is like talking about NAT
> Routers and saying that my Windows 2003 server (or MDK 10 system) is
> more versatile than a router! What a crock of BS - you make a good
> troll.
> Now, when it comes to firewalls, which is what this is about, your Linux
> box makes a crappy firewall for most non-nix users, as a device is much
> easier to configure, comes with more standard features in an example of
> a base install, uses less power, and has less chance of breaking. It's
> also harder to screw up the rules on a device than it is for a new-home
> user (non-nix person) on a nix platform.

I still say you need to reread the thread. you're missing key points

an appliance can only do so much. I want more. so do many others reading
and posting to this thread.

and on another note, didn't I read somewhere that the linksys OS is
based on linux?

Colonel Flagg
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