Re: recommend hardware firewall

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On Sunday 04 April 2010, Michael Miles wrote:
>On 04/04/2010 12:32 PM, Dave Ihnat wrote:
>> On Sun, Apr 04, 2010 at 03:26:52PM -0400, Bill Davidsen wrote:
>>> I see no benefit to a hardware router vs. running Linux with the
>>> firewall configured.
>>
>> Well, yes, there is.  Two different platforms, different firewalls, mean
>> that no single attack vector can be used on both of them.
>>
>> I wouldn't recommend the BEFSR41 line, though.  Get a WRT54G/WRT54GL and
>> load either Tomato or DD-WRT.  Much more capable than the native
>> firmware, and free to boot.  (Or to run...joke...)
>>
>>> There are good, free, firewall packages you can run on a cheap machine.
>>
>> That's effectively what you're doing with the free firmware on
>> commercial firewalls, without the need to maintain another full OS and
>> usually in a very much smaller physical package.
>>
>> $0.02, YMMV, etc.
>>
>> Cheers,
>> --
>> 	Dave Ihnat
>> 	[email protected]
>
>I have found that yes it is quite old
>
>I am about to flash the firmware to the latest befsr-v1.46.02_FW_code
>
>its a bin file and from what I understand under linux I am to use tftp
>to do this
>
>tftp 192.168.1.1
>mode binary
>put CODE.BIN
>
>
>
>
>I am just trying to figure it out before I go ahead
>
>Michael
>
Please check the serial number and version of your befsr-41 on their web 
site before doing that, I understand that stuffing too new a FW into an 
older one will brick it.  I know of at least 3 versions of it.

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