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Very true, you should still turn off any systems that you don't need.  
Personally any ports I forward go to one machine which has the required 
services running, but still has a pretty paranoid security level.  Every 
other computer I have has just about every service turned off.  I figure 
someone will eventually get in so try and contain the damage.


On Saturday 26 May 2001 10:08 am, Jerry Feldman wrote:
> Using the Cable Modem Router as a firewall does not preclude you from
> adding some firewall protection in each computer.
> "Frank J.Ramsay" wrote:
> > On Friday 25 May 2001 10:31 pm, Bill Horne wrote:
> >
> > Well I would say what is the advantage of running a full computer for a
> > home firewall when this little box will handle everything that 90% of
> > people need.
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