[thelist] firewall

Ken Schaefer ken at adOpenStatic.com
Thu Sep 25 03:03:24 CDT 2003

From: <john at johnallsopp.co.uk>
Subject: Re: [thelist] firewall

: > Alternatively, you can buy yourself a simple ADSL router.
: > All include NAT (which will stop most things).
: You seem to be suggesting that it's less effective using the USB
: connection. And yes, mine supports NAT. I'll orf to learn what that's all
: about I guess.

Is this what you have?

If so, then it's a modem + router.

Modems, per se, don't do routing (routers do routing), and hence can't do

Secondly, a USB modem would be connected directly to your computer, whereas
the whole point of NAT is to allow multiple computers to be connected to the
device (hence NAT devices, which are usually routers, have ethernet
connections, or someway of connecting an ethernet hub/switch)


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