Robert Spangler on 5 Feb 2012 06:14:14 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] Quick& dirty IP blocking

On Saturday 04 February 2012 08:35, the following was written:

>  Not to say one or the other is perfect, but the term 'hardware firewall'
>  somehow implies there is something more secure or efficient in place,
>  which rarely is the case.

I had an argument with a poster a few months ago about this same idea.  He was 
telling someone on a forum that they needed a firewall appliance to properly 
secure his network.  I told him that was not true and that IPTABLES could do 
the same job for less money.  I asked him to tell me the difference to which 
he could not but still insisted that the appliance would stop everything.

I believe he was in sales.



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