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



Hi Jeff,

> 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?

The "original" Qube does not have a serial port ... it would require some
sort of PCI card to connect an external modem ... IMHO why not just use a
PCI modem.

The Gateway Micro Server (i.e. rebadged Qube2) comes with a PCI modem so
there is a working config.

> 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
> attack.

True, but just because attack is unlikely is no reason to do nothing ... it
just means you don't have to spend as much.

Cheers,  Malcolm

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