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RE: [cobalt-security] Qube2 Firewall "feature"


Thanks for the feedback ...

On 18/3/00 5:16 PM, Jeff Lasman <jblists@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

>Because you could use the system as just a firewall if you want to. 
>Personally, I think it's okay to use a firewall box as a mailserver, and
>also as a webserver, but only for insecure sites.

On 20/3/00 2:50 PM, Jeff Newman <mjeffn@xxxxxxxx> wrote:

>Get a resonably priced firewall from sonic systems, or better yet,
>watchguard.  They are relatively easy to configure and understand.  It's
>worth the expense and effort and you'll rest better too.

While I sit patiently waiting for our VDSL rollout (still 2 - 3 years 
off) my only economical option is permanent 56k dialup modem.  A 
SonicWall would be great, but I still need a device to control the modem.

Is it viable/feasible to install a PCI modem in an "original" Qube, 
upgrade the software config to that of a Qube2, and remove everything 
"bad" for a firewall?

Cheers,  Malcolm

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