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    What is a Firewall and why is it useful.

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    Jan 2002


    hello and welccome to antionline

    if u have a question first please go to and ask ur question in a search such as "what is a firewall"

    now because it seems ur new here ill help u out

    but in the future use

    The term "fire wall" originally meant, and still means, a fireproof wall intended to prevent the spread of fire from one room or area of a building to another. The Internet is a volatile and unsafe environment when viewed from a computer-security perspective, therefore "firewall" is an excellent metaphor for network security. A firewall is used to prevent unauthorized access to a network. A network can be made up of a company's local area networks, wide area networks, and the Internet, or it can be just an Internet Service Provider preventing inappropriate access to the files of its customers.

    In computer networking, the term firewall is not merely descriptive of a general idea. It has come to mean some very precise things.

    it was my first result to the question what is a firewall in google

    go to to read more or to see more

    happy hunting

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    I am a cracker
    What is a Firewall and why is it useful.

    Firewall is a computer that prevents unauthorized data from reaching or leaving your system.For example, if you don't want anything from to penetrate your net, put your net behind a firewall. The firewall can block it.

    The reason it's useful is protecting your information from diaster.

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    Black Ice

    I'll edit this with more info in a moment.

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    Get zone alarm. Its the best free!
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