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Re: Upgrading with a low data cap

On Monday 15 October 2018 10:45:54 Dan Purgert wrote:

> Gene Heskett wrote:
> > On Monday 15 October 2018 05:09:05 David wrote:
> > [...]
> > And the best of both worlds is had buy investing in a good router,
> > useing to to Native Address Translation between the dhcp supplied
> > address your
> NAT = "Network Address Translation" ;)
> > ISP gives the router when it connects to the modem, to an address
> > range that is not forwarded to the internet except by explicit
> > instructions in the routers setup, assuming its been reflashed with
> > dd-wrt. Thats the
> No need for "reflashed with dd-wrt", that's exactly what a brand new
> "all-in-one gateway" from Linksys, etc. will do out of the box
> (granted, one may prefer to use *wrt for other reasons).
> > [...]
> >
> >> In the Debian installer you simply choose to use DHCP (if you have
> >> a ISP router modem that provides it) or specify some simple static
> >> network address values. The installer does the rest. Or you can do
> >> it yourself later, it's simple.
> >
> > And very insecure. The NAT and firewall in the router is the best
> > security you can put in a single common point between you and the
> > black hats. You don't need the hassle of local to local firewalls,
> > only between you and the black hats in the far east.
> Sure, running a box directly connected to the 'net with no firewall
> isn't the greatest idea -- but a few iptables rules, and your PC is
> doing exactly what you keep telling everyone to use dd-wrt for ;).

Then please explain that to Richard. I'm from near Missouri. :)

Cheers, Gene Heskett
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