[lug] Broadband

D. Duke Smith duke at firstworld.net
Tue Aug 1 00:59:36 MDT 2000

OK, where can I find one of these (I live in Aurora)?

PC Drew wrote:
> For all those who have or want cable modems or DSL, you should look
> into using the Linksys BEFSR41 firewall instead of a computer.  Yeah,
> it's a lot of fun to play around with Linux firewalling and such, but
> if you want something that firewalls, does DHCP, NAT, port forwarding,
> etc. for your network AND has a 4-port switch in it for only
> $160...this is your product!
> No, this isn't an advertisement for Linksys.  I just cringe when I
> hear about people using their linux machines to do lots of packet
> filtering that is unnecessary.
> Also, if you think for a second that hooking your cable modem directly
> into your computer is safe, think again.  You've just put your
> computer straight on the Internet for script kiddies to beat the crap
> out of.
> Thus endeth the sermon.
> --
> PC Drew
>   "I lived through the IPO Rush of '99"
>      - T-shirt c. 2034
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