[TriLUG] OT: Dialup Firewall?
jim at neuse.net
Wed Aug 13 15:46:11 EDT 2003
3com used to make little dialup to ethernet thingies. once you're on
ethernet instead of a phone line, any of those little firewall
appliances will give up to go.
of course, you could avoid both appliances and use the built-in firewall
another possibility is black ice. it is cheap and good.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ken Mink [mailto:kmtrilug at nc.rr.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, August 13, 2003 2:31 PM
> To: trilug at trilug.org
> Subject: [TriLUG] OT: Dialup Firewall?
> Hi Everyone,
> I got a frantic phone call from my completely computer illiterate
> father this morning. His home computer was getting hit with Master
> Blaster. My folks have a dialup account with the local version of Bill
> and Ted's Excellent ISP. They're in very rural PA. Since we
> all know how
> good M$'s security is, does anyone know of a dialup version of the
> little router/firewall appliances broadband users have? The idea of
> their uncustomized XP machine hanging out on the internet scares me.
> I've done some poking around, but have not been able to find one.
> Seems like there would be enough customers for such a product
> to exist.
> I am very comfortable with iptables, but I don't want to support a
> dialup machine 600 miles away. They also don't have room for
> another PC.
> I really need some kind of little appliance.
> "They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary
> safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."--Benjamin Franklin
> " 'Necessity' is the plea for every infringement of human liberty; it
> is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves."--William Pitt
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