[kwlug-disc] IPCop (and friends) vs hardware router
ldpaniak at fourpisolutions.com
Fri Jun 19 09:40:01 EDT 2009
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I guess a hardware firewall is a software firewall hidden in a black
box. Talking down the "software" solutions is a good way to sell black
john at netdirect.ca wrote:
> 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.
> CTO, co-CEO
> 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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