Re: Hardware Firewall Articles?

From: Wolfgang Kueter (wolfgang_at_shconnect.de)
Date: 01/20/05


Date: Thu, 20 Jan 2005 23:56:28 +0100

Jeff Gaines wrote:

> I have temporarily installed Norton Personal Firewall on all 4 PC's to
> give me some protection,

crap.

> but this is not really a long term solution.

THe deinstallation of the crap might be one-
 
> I have one PC, a 2.4GHz P4, that I could use as a h/w firewall,
> presumably with Linux rather than Windows for extra security.

What do you want to filter with that? Gigabit ethernet with hundreds of
machines on both sides of the box? A 2.4 GHz CPU is even more than complete
overkill for that purpose, an old 486 will do for that.

Wolfgang