[pcductape] Re: Firewalls

  • From: "Huntress" <sanneumann@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 10 Dec 2004 05:06:55 -0500

Actually Bill, most routers/hardware firewalls CAN be configured to allow 
different applications (FTP servers, voice chat, file sharing, etc...) access 
to specific UDP and TCP ports or a single computer to be put in the DMZ 
(completely opening ALL ports, incoming and outgoing).  Check the manual to 
find out how to do this on your make/model.

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: bill wingler 
  To: pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Friday, December 10, 2004 2:08 AM
  Subject: [pcductape] Re: Firewalls

  Yep, Trapper, XP does have a built in firewall.  So many programs, cookies,
  etc. want to "call home" though and I understand their firewall does not
  block these, only blocks incoming stuff.  Sygate would block everything
  unless I gave it permission.  To be honest, I don't know if the hardware
  firewall blocks outgoing or not.  But it blocks incoming in addition to
  what XP does.  XP's firewall can be turned off - the hardware firewall
  cannot.....   Bill 

  > [Original Message]
  > From: trapper <trapper@xxxxxxx>
  > To: <pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  > Date: 12/9/2004 1:32:12 PM
  > Subject: [pcductape] Re: Firewalls
  > Doesnt xp have it's own built in firewall?
  > chuck@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
  > >
  > > ----- Original Message ----- From: "bill wingler" 
  > > <bwingler@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  > > To: <pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  > > Sent: Thursday, December 09, 2004 12:53 AM
  > > Subject: [pcductape] Re: Firewalls
  > >
  > >
  > >> Carl, I used Sygate for a long time and was very happy with it.  The 
  > >> only
  > >> reason I quit was that I now have a hardware firewall..... Bill
  > >>
  > >
  > > Cable or DSL? Which one do you have? Which do you think (anyone) is 
  > > the best hardware firewall for a cable modem user who routes through a 
  > > Netgear router to hook 4 computers to the Internet via a cable modem?
  > >
  > > Chuck

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