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Re: [suse-linux-uk-schools] ADSL speeds into school
  • From: Phil Driscoll <phil@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 6 May 2003 13:11:47 +0000 (UTC)
  • Message-id: <200305061311.38048.phil@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Tuesday 06 May 2003 1:01 pm, MJ Ray wrote:
> Phil Driscoll <phil@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > On Monday 05 May 2003 10:25 pm, MJ Ray wrote:
> >> Ugh. Smoothwall has had a bad taste since its project lead went beserk
> >> at me.
> >
> >=2E..nevertheless, Smoothwall is a very good product, and certainly gets =
> A product that has used the \d*.\d*.\d*.\d* regexp or something similar
> to check for a valid IP address (hint: it doesn't) and has installed
> hard-to-remove nag screens in the past isn't a good one, is it?
IT weems so to me :)

> For most people, I agree that a router is easier, but which routers make
> it easy to NAT and run services from inside?

I wasn't suggesting just connecting machines directly to the router. Rather
connecting a Smoothwall machine (or similar) to the router, and hiding
everything behind that. I wouldn't trust any firewall facilities build into
an ADSL router for a second.

Phil Driscoll

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