Re: How insecure are cable connections, versus dialup?
On Sat, Dec 07, 2002 at 08:55:52PM -0800, Paul Johnson wrote:
> Don't have any ports open that you don't need, avoid DROP (use DENY),
> leave yourself pingable. If you don't need to be running a service,
> don't do it.
There are viable reasons to use DROP vs DENY. Likewise, there are good
reasons not to respond to ping requests.
> Do not buy a cable modem off Ebay under any circumstances. These
> things are brutally easy to fry with line surge off the cable line,
> especially if you're in a lightning prone area.
> you're better off leasing a modem from them.
Agreed, I went through 3 cable-modems during the two years I had service
recently. In each case, the modem just stopped responding. They
plugged a new one in and everything worked fine. Had I purchased my own
modem I would have been SOL and needed to purchase a new one. However,
since I leased it from them (for a very small fee), they had to provide
Jamin W. Collins