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Re: Linux firewall vs Windows and Hardware based firewalls

On Fri, Aug 01, 2003 at 03:27:35AM -0400, Tom Allison wrote:
> Mark Ferlatte wrote:
> >For any small (read: DS3 or less), a PC based firewall will perform just as
> >well as a hardware firewall.  On the other hand, do you _want_ to be paged 
> >at
> >4am because your PC based firewall ate a disk?
> >
> Don't know.
> My disk is 8 years old and still spinning.
> If the only thing I had to worry about was one call every 8 years I would 
> be pretty happy!
> Get a really slow drive, they last longer.

Or get 2 really slow drives and use software RAID... then if one disk
dies, it'll keep going off the other one; the pager message tells you
this, and you can go back to sleep and fix it in the morning.


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