How to secure a network

@eunixia (387)
Philippines
January 20, 2007 12:00pm CST
How do you secure a network from the internet? is putting firewall does the job? would more firewall be more secure?
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@anex84 (465)
• Bulgaria
20 Jan 07
I used to have IPFW, then IPF on my bsd router.It's really nice customizable and secure firewall as a matter of fact the most stable I've ever used. Now I changed the ISP(DSL) and the bsd router was unnecessary I'm firewalled by local dsl modem.
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@frized17 (36)
• Philippines
28 Jan 07
for me firewall is the first line of security. But did you know that even you have a good script of firewall in linux even hardware is not secure.. why? because you can be hacked inside your network... but you can prevent it by using some of the tools in opensource...
@eunixia (387)
• Philippines
28 Jan 07
hi thanks for posting a comment. aside from external firewall theres another firewall call internal firewall, rules are filtered depending on what the local network uses, so its really up to you what design for firewall you are to implement. By the way Im using OpenBSD/pf for a firewall. Only one remote hole in the default install, in more than 10 years!.
@imrajesh (1968)
• India
20 Jan 07
u can install firewall or keep its security standards. i have mcafee firewall n i have kept it at standard security, if u keep it on high security then it will be more secure. so enjoy computing.