[oclug][OT] Hardware firewalls
Michael P. Soulier
msoulier at digitaltorque.ca
Wed Jan 22 18:00:44 EST 2003
On 22/01/03 Shad Young did speaketh:
> What do you all think about those hardware firewall/routers that run in
> the sub 300 dollar category? Do they work? Are they actually secure and
> do the give you fine control over policies? Are they good enough to
> deploy in a professional Linux environment?
If you're talking about the proliferation of broadband "routers"
(misnomer) that one can find at Future Shop, in my experience, they're crap.
I've heard reports from friends that they die after 6 months, and I've seen
many problems with their braindead version of NAT, once you stray from how
LinkSys envisioned you would use their product.
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