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Which firewall to buy again? ;)

netgear has their bugs too, infact one bug in their router firmware
caused a DDoS of the University of Wisconsin's NTP system, this seems
a bit worse than a remote auth issue which can be fixed fairly easily.
The problem is 90% of the users probably don't even know what firmware
is or why they should update it, but those of us running Sveasoft or
something else can just fix it ourselves if the 'vendor' of our
firmware doesnt.


On Sun, Jun 06, 2004 at 08:04:01AM -0400, Jerry Feldman wrote:
> On Sat, 5 Jun 2004 21:14:06 -0400
> David Kramer <david at> wrote:
> >
> Unless I see something radically different in the low end router market,
> I continue to recommend the Linksys units based on my experience both in
> wired and wireless. The G technology is relatively new, but in both
> cases, the flaw was in remote access, which is a biggie. 
> However, my experience with Netgear products and customer service has
> been very positive. I had damaged by PC card and dongle cord, and not
> only was I able to speak to an English speaking human and was able to
> close the transaction quickly to my satisfaction. 
> BTW: I started with a Linksys BEFSR41 that ran flawlessly 24x7. I then
> obtained a wireless BEFW11S4 that has run with zero problems 24x7 for
> the past couple of years. I usually leave the wireless disabled when I
> am not using it. 
> -- 
> Jerry Feldman <gaf at>
> Boston Linux and Unix user group
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