Re: Firewall- What is the best?
From: Duane Arnold (Notme_at_notme.com)
Date: Sat, 18 Jun 2005 18:23:03 GMT
>>With a workstation running a personal firewall, or anything that "YOU"
>>install and setup on a PC, you run a serious risk of screwing up
>>something with the OS or the Firewall or the firewall settings, at least
>>more so than with a dedicated appliance
> More shameless SmoothWall bashing. These guys are doing a serious
> injustice by whipping up a lot of fear about "complex setups". My
> Smoothie was easy to setup...and runs Ad-Zapping, ClamAV, Dansguardian,
> as well as giving me access to EXTENSIVE log files. All of this running
> on a $20 PC. Don't dismiss the comments by these critics...they are
> simply running scared. These expensive appliances (that they seem to be
> sleeping with) are going to have to drop their prices dramatically, if
> they hope to compete in the future. NOBODY whom I have demonstrated
> SmoothWall too, has left with anything but a strong desire to set one
> up for themselves as quickly as possible. We advocates of this
> Free-ware system have enjoyed the last few years of relative obscurity,
> but the cat is out of the bag now. Smoothwall breathes life into legacy
> hardware by turning it into one of the finest, most versatile Firewall
> Solutions on the planet.
This person seems to have a personal problem with Smoothwall. If it is not
one thing than it's another. ;-)