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fifty nine

join:2002-09-25
Sussex, NJ
kudos:2
reply to Angrychair

Re: The problem

said by Angrychair:

Not to even mention your linux machine being used as a router is a target, unlike an appliance router.

A compromised linux machine is a real problem, so it just seems like a lot more admin work and power use than most people would want in the long run.

Isn't that what you have a firewall for?

I run Snort IDS on my firewall too.

Angrychair

join:2000-09-20
Jacksonville, FL
Yes, of course you have a firewall for intrusion protection, isn't that axiomatic? My point is it's just a point of extended risk compared to an appliance.