Re: recommend hardware firewall

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
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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