Re: Hardware vs Software Firewall - Pros and Cons?
From: bob (usenetMAPS_at_2fiddles.com)
Date: Fri, 06 Aug 2004 02:48:08 GMT
Leythos <email@example.com> wrote in news:MPG.1b7c997bbdeb0ac098a875@news-
> In article <Xns953CC9E7DDC64bobatcarolnet@220.127.116.11>, usenetMAPS@
> 2fiddles.com says...
>> I have IPCop running on an old PC box. It has a keyboard and a mouse
>> attached, but no monitor.
>> What terminology would you use to describe it?
> While I'm not Lars, I strongly bring up the differences between an
> appliance and a PC based system.
> I would call IPCop, running on any PC, no matter how limited the PC is,
> a personal firewall. IPCop is about as close to a appliance as you can
> get without being an appliance, it's a very good choice for a limited
> firewall that is also secure.
But it's not really a *personal* firewall if I'm putting it on a seperate
box between the switch and the DSL modem (when there's an entire office on
the switch. I am using it in part (as a network administrator of sorts) to
control what other people in the office can do (at my employer's request).
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