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Seth Gordon <sethg at> writes:

>    On Friday 25 May 2001 10:31 pm, Bill Horne wrote:
>    > What are the plusses and minuses of using Linksys instead of a Linux
>    > firewall?
> One minus -- if you're trying to run a nameserver (i.e., a content
> server rather than a proxy server) on your own network, you can't have
> it running behind a Linksys.

Why is that? I have a Netgear firewall, which I always assumed was 
functionally identical to the Linksys firewall, and it doesn't suffer
this limitation. I run a DNS server internally so I don't have to maintain
a full /etc/hosts on every machine in my house, and it's worked fine
since I set it up. In fact, all my Internet activities went from sluggish
to speedy once I stopped looking at Mediaone's nameservers.

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