The reason I'd leave it like it is is that it is perfectly fine. No need to ncofuse the setup anymore you know. keep it simple and it is pretty safe. The only thing if any toadd would be a proxy server j/k
You're fine the way it is. A good software firewall is just as good as a hardware one.
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Unless Im mistaken, your router is already a firewall. Personally I would not rely on a software firwall alone if your connected all the time. I put sygate on every box I run, buts it's there for the most part to control outgoing traffic...something we often ignore that and it should NOT be ignored.
Post by FritzTheCat on Aug 1, 2003 20:20:48 GMT -5
Unless Im mistaken, your router is already a firewall.
You are not mistaken, my router is a hardware firewall (Linksys model # BEFSR41). I just wondered if I could get "extra" security/protection with two hardware firewalls.
I am looking to make my comp as hard to get into as possible, as I have a high school age son who has classmates who think it's fun to hack into fellow students comps. My very first comp was hacked by one of these kids, he didn't do any damage, just messed with the video settings and left a calling card. But now that these kids are 18 - 19 yr. olds, I don't trust them to just play.