Re: [Newbie alert!] Is the Linksys BEFSX41 hardware Firewall/router a "real" firewall?

From: Darko Gavrilovic (dgavrilovicAThushmailDOTcom)
Date: 03/28/05

Date: Sun, 27 Mar 2005 19:37:01 -0600


Leythos <void@nowhere.lan> wrote in news:XLA1e.1859$lq2.52

> you should easily be able to do away with the PFW as long as
> you have at least a NAT Router.


I personally still prefer a PFW on my windows machines - regardless of what
NAT or FW i have in front of it.

I like to see what programs are trying to connect out without my knowledge.
A PWF has also helped me nail trojans and worms that my AV didn't detect
because of poor signatures. The PFW will alert you when your machine is
trying to connect to strange sites in background. I caught the Palored
trojan that way.

"Why do they call it rush hour when nothing moves?", Robin Williams

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