The oldest post I can find of mine as a registered user in BBR; »Re: FVS318 router - info and personal evaluation Funny, I still use a ten year old Netgear FVS318 today at home. Its VPN capability didn't work out, but it's been rock solid as a basic router/firewall.
Yup its all there... at one time all those old posts were archived not not accessible in the Search function at DSLR but one could still find stuff in the Google archive as I recall...I came in on 2001-09-01 »/profile/466318
I joined June 6, 2001 and my first post was in RR forum and I immediately made a good friend all these years in the person who replied. The site says I didn't post in Security until Aug 4, 2001 about Code Red worm. I thought I posted in Security before that but I guess not. My second post in this forum was on Aug 5, 2001 and was a reply to Steve . That is funny! I recall my first conversation with you and I thought at first that it was back shortly after I joined but, no, I think it was early-mid 2002 in a Norton thread (what else did Randy Bell post in and he was in that thread too).
That's neat how search now shows how many posts we have in each forum here. I have 12,670 in Security and the next closest forum I have only one-third the posts I have in this forum. Obvious what forum here is my favorite.
This is a real trip down memory lane to go back that far in this forum and read threads that I posted in. But what happened to thumbs in the old threads? They are gone now. -- When governments fear people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny. Thomas Jefferson
I don't know when I first posted in Security, but I cut my teeth in here after I found where I wanted to connect to DSL. I never changed my name or my avatar, 'cause I would never recognize myself if i did either! But, having been on DSLR since 2000-04-13 as a signed in member, and much sooner as a lurker, the Security Forum is my main reason for having stuck around here. I've dabbled in many other forums, of course, and still do, but this Forum is still tops for me. It's the one place where i can come and know that I am getting the straight talk to anything and everything security. -- JKK
Age is a very high price to pay for my maturity. If I can't stay young, I can at least stay immature!
I'd forgotten about "Accepted Answer". I never liked it that much.
Notice how fast the search is now (even when searching for all 26,000+ posts of mine)! Blows me away. That, I guess, is one benefit of new equipment. So, while we lost thumbs in the older threads, we got a blazing fast search which is great. -- When governments fear people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny. Thomas Jefferson
IIRC, I came to DSL Reports (don't think it even had Broadband name yet) to look for fast Internet connections. I ended up with Excite@Home cable that sucked big time! Eeek! Then Adelphia took over after @Home died. Oh look, Adelphia died too. When will TWC die? :P
I've never changed mine. I've always been me/myself/I
Ok who, when they first got broadband, had no router or firewall? (A really dumb thing to do nowadays!)
The Orckit modem I first had was a dumb box. No router (only one RJ45), no NAT, no firewall, no internal web server--nothing.
Oh wait, I see I purchased BlackICE Defender on 2/20/2000, so I was only "without protection", for 11 months or so.
I got my first router, a Netgear RT314, on 3/20/2001 after realizing what a POS BlackICE was. Have had a number since as my needs grew.
For me, I had a Netgear RT311 router (similiar to RT314 with a Netgear DS108 hub (switches are better), and I still have them as a backup since it has a rare disconnection problem). I think I used Conseal PC Firewall back then with Windows 98. Remember THOSE?
I still remember those evil winnukes on Windows 95. Security, firewall, etc., what are those? -- Ant @ »antfarm.ma.cx and »aqfl.net. Please do not IM/e-mail me for technical support. Use the forum! Disclaimer: The views expressed in this posting are mine, and do not necessarily reflect the views of my employer