Re: Linksys WRT54G and Firewall software

On Mon, 26 Mar 2007 02:46:22 +0000, Maximum Dog9 wrote:

The XP FW/packet filter is doing the same thing as any other PFW or
personal packet filter. That is to stop unsolicited inbound traffic from
reaching the machine.

Not technically correct - they actually reach the machine and if there was
an exploit path it would get through.

The NAT router (a typical SOHO unit) would never let the packet make it to
the computer in the first place. Exploits at the machine would not be
reached by "unsolicited" connections.

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