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Re: OT: ADSL safe practices and setting up a home network

Eugen Leitl wrote:
On Fri, Apr 14, 2006 at 09:47:05AM -0500, Mike McCarty wrote:

No snooping if you lock it down.

I don't know what you mean by "lock it down", as that has no

You could use a VPN over a WLAN, for instance. You could
firewall off the LAN part, and just run the AP in the untrusted DMZ.
You could run it open or stealthy the SSID, lock down by
MAC, use the newer crypto protocols, etc.

That was my point. There is no definition, there are many
things it might have meant.


wireless router was on sale, so I got it. I didn't get it
to use it as a router, but as a firewall. I only keep one
machine plugged into it. I'd prefer not to have a wireless
router at all.

Speaking about consumer firewall bashing -- most of them
are truly broken. However, for those of them which are based
on Linux there's always a chance of using an alternative firmware

Eh? Alternative firmware? Interesting.

Anyway, on the WAN side my router is completely stealth except for
the e-mail challenge port, which is closed. I have verified this
from outside my premises.

This message made from 100% recycled bits.
You have found the bank of Larn.
I can explain it for you, but I can't understand it for you.
I speak only for myself, and I am unanimous in that!

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