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

unsolicited unsolicited at swiz.ca
Fri Jun 19 12:34:58 EDT 2009


L.D. Paniak wrote, On 06/19/2009 9:40 AM:
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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.
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> john at netdirect.ca wrote:
>> As an off topic rant I always disagree with the term "hardware router" and 
>> "hardware firewall".

I think you'd be hard pressed these days to find a routing only black 
box with no firewall elements at all.

Black boxes have their place.



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