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#1 badas01

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Posted 15 August 2006 - 04:05 AM

What about the firewal on my router (hardware firewall)?

Ive already got Kaspersky Internet Security but also have the router firewall turned on. Should I turn it off then?

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#2 myle

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Posted 15 August 2006 - 05:35 AM

No the first one is a software firewall and the other is a hardware firewall. You won't have any problem using both of them.

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Posted 15 August 2006 - 05:49 AM

Yes, you would only have a problem if you run multiple software firewalls. The reason why we don't recommend using multiple software firewalls is because they may conflict with each other and thus make your system less secure. It is fine to run both a hardware and a software firewall. In fact, that is optimum.

For more information on firewalls, you can read up on Grinler's tutorial. :)

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Posted 15 August 2006 - 02:16 PM

that was an ok tutorial, but the issue of "stealth mode" doesn't hold up in practice.
After all is invested in correctness, then how does it stand with truth?

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Posted 17 August 2006 - 05:29 AM

that was an ok tutorial, but the issue of "stealth mode" doesn't hold up in practice.

Can you expand on this please?

Think of it this way: Someone is walking down a street at night trying to break into houses. Some doors are unlocked, some are locked but your home is invisible so the intruder walks right by it. The intruder can easily get into the homes with unlocked doors. With a little persistence the same holds true for the homes with locked doors. However, if your home isn't even noticed, it's more secure. Security through obscurity. It doesn't mean you will never be hacked or infected, it just helps.

Edited by daveydoom, 17 August 2006 - 07:29 AM.

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#6 badas01

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Posted 17 August 2006 - 05:52 AM

Yes, you would only have a problem if you run multiple software firewalls. The reason why we don't recommend using multiple software firewalls is because they may conflict with each other and thus make your system less secure. It is fine to run both a hardware and a software firewall. In fact, that is optimum.

For more information on firewalls, you can read up on Grinler's tutorial. :)

Thanks!

#7 hornet777

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Posted 17 August 2006 - 12:29 PM

Sorry, but the analogy is specious as it does not take into account the actual protocols and interactions that take place on the net. Dig a little deeper, and stop believing Gibson. Respectfully, ...
After all is invested in correctness, then how does it stand with truth?

#8 daveydoom

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Posted 17 August 2006 - 07:44 PM

Dig a little deeper, and stop believing Gibson. Respectfully, ...

I don't rely on Steve Gibson. As I said, using a firewall

doesn't mean you will never be hacked or infected, it just helps.

That much is undeniable. Far better to have the extra layer of protection wouldn't you agree? :thumbsup:

Regards, Dave

Edited by daveydoom, 17 August 2006 - 07:46 PM.

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