[access-uk] Re: can i turn off my firewall

Hi Jackie,

Two good resources for learning about firewalls, are http://www.grc.com and
http://www.practicallynetworked.com.  No home should be without these two
web sites!

All the best

Steve 

-----Original Message-----
From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
Jackie Cairns
Sent: 17 November 2007 14:21
To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [access-uk] Re: can i turn off my firewall

You're right Ray.  Too techie for me (smile).  That's why I leave it running
along with whatever the router does.  It saves me getting aggro that the
thing has been turned off etc.

Jackie
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ray's Home" <rays-home@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Saturday, November 17, 2007 2:00 PM
Subject: [access-uk] Re: can i turn off my firewall


> Jackie, you won't learn much from me - at least on this - (smile).
> I'm not knowledgeable enough about firewalls and how they work beyond
> a few generalisations.  I do know they're supposed to stop nasties
> getting out as well as in.  The problem is knowing what is a nasty.  A
> firewall will alert you to suspicious activity if it is a good one,
> but often the message is so meaningless that you don't know whether to
> allow a piece of traffic or not.  I'd say a good firewall willl link
> you to info you can understand in an on-line database, but I've not
> come across this yet.
>
> Cheers,
>
> From Ray
> I can be contacted off-list at:
> mailto:ray-48@xxxxxxxx
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> Jackie Cairns
>
>
> Ray, ours is a Netgear router provided by Sky, our ISP.  But I've
> always
> left the Windows firewall running because it never occurred to me I'd
> be
> safe to turn it off and let the router do its thing alone.  That's why
> I'm
> here, to learn from you guys!! (smile).
>
> Jackie
>
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