Re: Why you have hardware firewalls

From: Arthur Hagen (
Date: 04/06/05

Date: Wed, 6 Apr 2005 11:24:29 -0400

Leythos <void@nowhere.lan> wrote:
> On Tue, 05 Apr 2005 23:07:44 -0400, Arthur Hagen wrote:
>> Leythos <void@nowhere.lan> wrote:
>>> One other thing - Many routers, as mentioned before, have limited
>>> ability to block IP's and some can't block ranges (x.x.x.x/24), some
>>> can't block IP/ranges at all.
>> If it's a router, it can do routes. If it can do routes, you can
>> route the range away. Not the same thing, I know, but it's BTN. :-)
> Ah, but many routers today, the SOHO units that provide NAT
> protection, are routers, but are not setup as basic routers, they are
> setup for home users, so the distinction is needed. Linksys routers
> can be setup as a router and even block, but it would disable all the
> home user easy functions and most home users would never be able to
> get to the internet at all.

You're saying that as if it was a bad thing!


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