Re: Which Firewall?
Date: Wed, 02 Jun 2004 15:18:01 +0200
>> Simply configure your system properly and you don't need any suspisious
>> third party so called 'firewall' software.
> I'm sorry but that is complete bollocks.
It is not.
> The vast majority of computers
> users can hardly configure their computers to print let alone configure
> the operating system to make it secure.
The place for complaining about that is the manufacturer of the OS in
> Even if they could they would be
> unable to maintain it in the correct state.
> Your advice is bad, wrong and downright unhelpful.
You can't secure a system by adding code. Esspecially you can't secure a
system by adding code from third party vendors if you don't have access to
the kernel sources. Mode code means more complexity, thus more
possibilities for errors.
> If you think your system really is secure, post your public IP address :-)
Have you ever looked into the headers of my postings?
A foreign body and a foreign mind
never welcome in the land of the blind
Peter Gabriel, Not one of us, 1980
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