[kwlug-disc] IPCop (and friends) vs hardware router

john at netdirect.ca john at netdirect.ca
Fri Jun 19 09:34:12 EDT 2009

As an off topic rant I always disagree with the term "hardware router" and 
"hardware firewall".

It was often used to suggest that it was better than a "software" version. 
The only hardware firewall I can think of was designed to prevent the 
spread of fire.

I think the terms "consumer firewall", "consumer router" or "Internet 
gateway device" are more self-descriptive.

John Van Ostrand
Net Direct Inc.
564 Weber St. N. Unit 12
Waterloo, ON N2L 5C6
john at netdirect.ca
Ph: 866-883-1172
Linux Solutions / IBM Hardware
Fx: 519-883-8533

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