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Re: [SLE] suse 10 on cable modem at comcast.net
  • From: Mike McMullin <mwmcmlln@xxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 19 Dec 2005 00:39:47 -0500
  • Message-id: <1134970788.2782.6.camel@xxxxxxxxxx>
On Sun, 2005-12-18 at 20:20 -0500, Paul W. Abrahams wrote:
> On Sunday 18 December 2005 8:00 pm, Joe Zien wrote:
> > I got your e-mail on suse-linux-e@xxxxxxxx and notice
> > you use comcast.net with a cable modem.
> > I just ordered suse 10 and am a comcast cable user and plan
> > to go broadband with a comcast cable modem, at present I only have dial-up.
> > Did you have any problems using a cable modem and could you
> > give me any tips how you set it up in suse 10?
> > Any help would be appreciated.
>
> I'd suggest putting a router between the cable modem and your machine, even if
> you have only one machine, since that will provide a firewall. Otherwise
> you'll have to deal with all the firewall issues since your computer will be
> on the front line of the Internet battleground.

Some switches don't ship with firewalls on them from what my hard-ware
supplier tells me. You get a "Windows" disk with the software. IIRC
SMC did this with a few of their systems. So it's a good idea to ensure
that the unit has a fire wall built in.


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