Re: recommend hardware firewall

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On 04/05/2010 12:03 AM, Tim wrote:
> On Sun, 2010-04-04 at 10:22 -0700, Michael Miles wrote:
>    
>> Is it better to run firewall through fedora 12 or through router or both
>>      
> A firewall at the router can stop things at the boundary, but depending
> on how it's implemented, may not stop things between clients within your
> LAN.  That's probably not an issue at home, but would be at a more
> public LAN (school, office, cafe, etc.).
>
> Stopping unwanted traffic as close to the ISP side of your network as
> possible may be desirable.
>
>    
>> Not having any problems just curious about protection strength
>>      
> How long is a piece of string?
>
> Well, when one thing stopping something has actually stopped it, the
> second firewall is redundant.  But if one hasn't stopped something, the
> other may.  But complex rules may interact between firewalls, and stop
> something you hadn't intended to.
>
> What's probably a more important question is:  Do you know how to
> configure good firewall rules?
>
>    
I'm not too bad with firewalls but I am used to more detailed firewall 
software.
I just came from the hell they call Win 7 and I was using Bitdefender 
for the last couple of years.
I'm just using the firewall that comes with Fedora 12, is there better 
firewall software out there.

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