[pcductape] Re: Firewalls

  • From: "bill wingler" <bwingler@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 10 Dec 2004 12:58:28 -0500

Thanks, Sandi.  I stand corrected.  If I ever have a need to change mine, I'll 
check it out..... Bill

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Huntress 
To: pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: 12/10/2004 5:04:53 AM 
Subject: [pcductape] Re: Firewalls

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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