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

Maybe I'm late to this thread, but wouln't an external modem on the serial
port work and be alot simpler to configure.  I don't want to sound foolish -
but am I missing something?

BTW:  With all of the low cost high speed unprotected connections out there
now, It could perhaps be reasonable to consider the full-time 56k somewhat
secure from the point of view that the connection's bandwidth would not
generate much hacker interest.  I think that unless they found something
very interesting or had a direct reason to intrude, they would consider the
system as undesirable for use as an unwitting requestor in a distributed DOS


-----Original Message-----
From: cobalt-security-admin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:cobalt-security-admin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Malcolm
Sent: Monday, March 20, 2000 2:22 AM
To: cobalt-security@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: 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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