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

L.D. Paniak 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
boxes.

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.
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> john at netdirect.ca
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