[conspire] New Firewall question

Don Marti dmarti at zgp.org
Sat Aug 28 10:16:51 PDT 2010

begin Paul Zander quotation of Sat, Aug 28, 2010 at 10:06:30AM -0700:
> For a long time, at my home, I have used a PacBell (aka AT&T) DSL modem along with a Linksys firewall/router.  It seemed to provide adequate protection.
> Recently I was convinced to switch to U-verse.  The old equipment has been replaced by a new Internet Gateway, which has 4-port router and firewall built in.  Does anyone have any ideas of how robust the firewall is?  Should I be looking for an additional firewall?

The firewall doesn't really matter.  The threats
for home use come in via outgoing TCP connections
that originate from systems _behind_ the firewall,
and that the firewall lets through anyway.

Don Marti                    
dmarti at zgp.org

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