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#14900 - 08/20/03 04:56 AM hi Firewal question again
deadsy Offline
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Registered: 08/20/03
Posts: 2
i saw it was asked before but i got a simpel question
this dude is giving me crap (sorry for the word)

he says a softwarefirewal lets say norton software firewall
installed on YOUR comp is atleast just as good as a external firewal lets say in a router

i told him the simple story

like softwarefirewal is a door inside of your house
a routerfirewal is a door outside of your house wich is good

cause the softwarefirewal is inside the comp you use the comp isnt protected realy

but he say im talking s**t
i got a cold and stopped arguing with him as im tired

plz confirm my lil sense of hapynes and say im right lol

he comes with the BS that a software firewal is cheaper
wel norton costs 50 euro here i get it for free threw a job i got
good routers with firewal r same price

mine lags a lil ithink when gaming but i got good ping stil
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#14901 - 08/20/03 05:32 AM Re: hi Firewal question again
Ntd Offline
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Registered: 01/21/03
Posts: 217
Loc: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
I think a software firewall is just as good as an external firewall. The main job of a firewall is to control the packets that get sent to your pc (well i think it is anyway) and a software firewall can do that job as well as an external firewall.

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#14902 - 08/20/03 06:18 AM Re: hi Firewal question again
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Registered: 03/09/02
Posts: 1041
Loc: Canada eh
You are right deadsy. While _some_ software firewalls do a decent enough job, they are no replacement for a seperate machine running as a dedicated firewall. Period.

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#14903 - 08/20/03 08:58 PM Re: hi Firewal question again
deadsy Offline
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Registered: 08/20/03
Posts: 2
thanx
for saving my mind

i stopped that slap fight cause im sick
(2 weeks before end of holiday crap)
i myself often help a m8 who has a company wich instals networks and makes servers and computers

we often make our own routers (a computer wich acts as a router for like 10 computers and it has a software firewal)

but NTD your right a software firewal is as good as a router firewal

but NOT if it is installed on the computer you r using
the point is you gotta have it externaly to it to work on 100%
if it is in a ruter or a computer wich is build to work as a router isnt that much of a difrence
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