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Piet
04-04-2004, 04:25 PM
I am using an Ethernet/USB/ADSL modem Router.
I use so I did not get stuck with modem driver problems in linux.

Do I still have to use a firewall "Zone alarm" .

ilikelinux
04-04-2004, 04:26 PM
>Do I still have to use a firewall "Zone alarm" .
Nope , only need to a firewall now is to stop little proggies accessing the internet.

tweak\'e
04-04-2004, 04:35 PM
> >Do I still have to use a firewall "Zone alarm" .
> Nope , only need to a firewall now is to stop little
> proggies accessing the internet.

so you don't need a firewall but you stil need a firewall ??? ?:| ?:|

yes you still need to use a software firewall. if you use ZA then keep it or use what ever one you like best.

Murray P
05-04-2004, 11:00 AM
I presume this modem/router has NAT. Are you using the ethernet connection or USB?

Cheers Murray P

Piet
05-04-2004, 08:37 PM
Ethernet connection. Dont laugh but what is NAT ???

tweak\'e
05-04-2004, 09:08 PM
Network Address Translation

basicly converts it from your ip addy on the net to your network ip addy. bonus here is that it provides some incoming protection.

however reguardless if you have NAT or not you still require something (personally firewall) to control whats accessing the net from your pc.

Piet
05-04-2004, 09:34 PM
Whats a good firewall to use with what i have

Susan B
05-04-2004, 09:48 PM
Good firewalls: Kerio and Sygate are recommended as is ZoneAlarm, although the latter does have its antagonists.

ugh1
05-04-2004, 10:20 PM
> Good firewalls: Kerio and Sygate are recommended as
> is ZoneAlarm, although the latter does have its
> antagonists.


If you have no idea what a firewall does, and how to use it properly then use zonealarm.

Kerio, and others like it, are more for the advanced user...

Piet
06-04-2004, 07:41 PM
Kerio, and others like it, are more for the advanced user... well I just installed kerio and found that too be Oh so true LOL.
Back To ZA.
Do I select ADSL as my connection type {when I install ZA} or something else because I am using a router ???

ugh1
06-04-2004, 10:27 PM
> Kerio, and others like it, are more for the advanced
> user... well I just installed kerio and found that
> too be Oh so true LOL.
> Back To ZA.
> Do I select ADSL as my connection type {when I
> install ZA} or something else because I am using a
> router ???


Don't be put off by it's complexity.
You can find LOTS of rules for it via google for any aps, or sing out in the list.

Sometimes the learning can be just as useful as the out come.