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Re: ATT's DSL Lite for Linux



Tim:
>> My access point is supposed to have an auto scanning feature to pick the
>> best free channel.  It doesn't, it picks the worst...

Dave Ihnat:
> Frankly, I don't like any of the DSL modem/firewall/wireless units.
> Remember the old Unix mantra--do one thing, do it well.

Me either.  My DSL modem is a modem/router.  I prefer that to having a
plethora of boxes, and I'd rather have it log on, than have to have some
other device authenticate and then route/switch.

My wireless is a separate box, though.  I'm still not thrilled about
wireless security.  And it's nice to be able to simply turn it off when
there's no need for any wireless (no reconfiguring of wireless options
on a three-in-one device), and without affecting any other aspect of the
network.

They each have their own firewall features, such as they are, and so do
all the computers.  Though I'm of the mind that you configure services
properly, not rely on a firewall to stand in the way of remotely
exploiting some vulnerability you left open.

-- 
[tim localhost ~]$ uname -r
2.6.27.9-73.fc9.i686

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