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    Currently messing around with a Cisco PIX

    Currently messing around with a Cisco PIX
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    Does anyone put a VPN in the internal network or...

    Does anyone put a VPN in the internal network or does that become a security risk?

    As for the "firewall in front", wouldnt a deep-packet inspection firewall add a lot of security?

    I'm just...
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    So that means VPN's should go in the DMZ? But...

    So that means VPN's should go in the DMZ? But isnt it bad practice to open up ports into the internal network from the DMZ?
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    Firewall & VPN Question

    Just read from a pretty reliable source that "...Positioning your firewall between an internal and external router provides little additional protection from attacks on either side, but it greatly...
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    Personally I think this subject has been beaten...

    Personally I think this subject has been beaten to death on every forum ever created. Everyone prefers their own. There are also tests that rate which one is "better".
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    I guess I should've clarified some things. I'm...

    I guess I should've clarified some things. I'm aware of the low cost of consumer routers and such as well as the default settings, but from a network design point of view, aren't edge routers...
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    Just my .02 since I'm trying to find a job in the...

    Just my .02 since I'm trying to find a job in the computer field at the moment.

    Seems that a lot of where I look, they list experience as the most important criteria, then education. ...
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    Uses of edge routers?

    Newbie to security and currently trying to design my home network. I came across an article that stated edge routers should be the first layers of defense, and then it went on in marketing-hype...
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    Virus Infection question

    I was curious as to if a boot CD could be infected with a virus?

    This is my situation. Lets say that I have a computer that I believe could be infected with at least 2 different...
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    Yes it did. I was looking at that site...

    Yes it did. I was looking at that site previously and it seems to be one of the few that have an x64 browser. Think I read that it seems to run slower. I dont really like Firefox/Mozilla for some...
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    64 bit Browsers

    Has anyone else had trouble finding a 64 bit browser? I'm trying to find one for W2k3 x64. Cant seem to find one. With mobile laptops now sporting 64 bit chips, I had hoped that many browsers...
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    I found this topic very interesting as I'm going...

    I found this topic very interesting as I'm going through the same process right now, trying to choose a language to learn.

    Not to put a damper on the people advocating C/C++, but I found a very...
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    I dont want to sound like an a$$ but not too many...

    I dont want to sound like an a$$ but not too many people actually care about security nor do they want to. Its kind of like me flying in an airplane. I dont know diddly about airplanes nor do I...
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    That would be one huge guide :eek:. You can...

    That would be one huge guide :eek:. You can find out what a lot of them do if you do a search for tweaking windows. A few of them list files you can delete to speed up the loading time of windows....
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    Ah, I may know to block services granted and Joe...

    Ah, I may know to block services granted and Joe doesnt. But its not a big deal to learn what services to turn off and what not. If Joe was really worried about attacks from external sources and he...
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    Thats one thing that I'm still wondering about. ...

    Thats one thing that I'm still wondering about. Would you really need a host/personal firewall? In my case I'm kind of paranoid and I like to know what dials out, but for most of your non-technical...
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    Well if the FBI saw the software I have...

    Well if the FBI saw the software I have installed.....

    well lets just say it wont be pretty. :3pow: :shootem:
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    Wow, lots of interesting posts so far, but what...

    Wow, lots of interesting posts so far, but what I'm wondering from all of this is that why would I need any type of packet filtering, state inspection, etc. type of firewall ( excluding the...
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    Yes I am, but sometimes I connecto to other...

    Yes I am, but sometimes I connecto to other wireless networks and I have been port scanned. :mad: Annoying I guess but not harmful.

    As for the applications dialing out part. Can common sense...
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    Purpose of personal firewalls?

    Here I am redesigning my home network, installing the OS's, building my server. As I sat there, trying to figure out what firewall I liked, something kind of just hit me. One of those...
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    Yea, the Linksys WRT54G v5 runs VxWorks, previous...

    Yea, the Linksys WRT54G v5 runs VxWorks, previous versions run Linux. I got my hands on a WRT54G v4 really easy. Just went down the nearest computer store ( J&R ) and got one. Of course they had...
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    Just my $.02: Linksys Router: The WRT54G and...

    Just my $.02:

    Linksys Router: The WRT54G and GS are very popular since they open sourced it. Two 3rd parties that have written firmware for it that expands the capabilities are Sveasoft's...
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