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RE: Security on a home DSL Line

  • From: Steven J. Sobol
  • Date: Thu Nov 02 21:01:07 2000

On Thu, 2 Nov 2000, Roeland Meyer wrote:

> The common answer is to install Linux/Unix/FreeBSD and build a firewall.
> However, I have recently been surveying the market for DSL gateways. Guess
> what, ALL of them include some sort of firewall capability and the LinkSys
> product even includes a 5-way switch ... for under $300! Then there are
> always Ascend/Lucent Pipeline 130's which includes a router and can gateway
> ISDN, IDSL, Cable, and DSL. I have a friend that hangs an entire /24 behind
> one of them.

The Netopia SDSL routers are pretty sweet - do NAT and DHCP internally,
and are easy to configure. The 7000 series has a built in CSU/DSU and
plugs directly into the DSL line, obviating the need for any other CPE.

If I ever get my DSL line :) I'm going to get a Netopia.

I know Northpoint specs these for their customers. I know there are
also a number of other DSL providers that recommend Netopia.

** To all who asked: The Chow now has a good home! Tnx for your interest **
Steve Sobol, BOFH, President    888.480.4NET 866.DSL.EXPRESS 216.619.2NET
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