Re: Do I really need firewall? A newbie's question

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


Date: Sun, 01 May 2005 13:25:48 +0200

Lei Hu wrote:

> The reason I ask this is that because I'm using non-routable IPs in my
> local machines, there's no way for hackers to see or access my machines
> from outside of my LAN. That is what I think. Any explanation?

Ypu are right as long

- as the NAT implementaion functions properly
- as an attacker cannot get acces to the router
- as the non routable adresses are really not routed on the internet.

Wolfgang