I have read some on Proxy Servers, but I am still confused.
stevenvollom at sbcglobal.net
Wed Dec 3 08:59:13 GMT 2008
Rolf Kutz wrote:
> On 03/12/08 09:02 +0100, Eberhard Roloff wrote:
>> Generally a firewall handles traffic by looking at each IP packet,
>> applying a rule set to it and act accordingly. A proxy in contrast is
>> an application that acts "on your behalf" in regard to internet
>> communication. They are generally not related, although it often
>> makes sense to install them in common.
> Proxy could be seen as an "application level
> firewall" vs. a "packet level firewall". Both have
> their advantages and disadvantages.
>> So you can safely rely on your router/firewall, have fun with your
>> new machine and feel adequately safe.
> If you keep your system up2date.
> regards, Rolf
Thanks Rolf, I like the input. I keep my updates up to date every
couple of days. Every time I enter Adept Package Manager, my manager of
choice, I look for updates and add them. So it should be my safest
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