public internet security

Bart Silverstrim bsilver at
Sun May 6 14:31:06 UTC 2007

On May 5, 2007, at 6:38 PM, Paul S wrote:

> calvin martin said the following on 05/05/2007 06:25 PM:
>> hi,
>> Does your broadband router have a built in vpn? such as the linksys,
>> dlink or smc barricade router, if so then just set it up that way.
>> It is probably the best way?
> I don't have a broadband router, just a broadband cable modem.  The
> wireless is only involved when I connect at a public wifi, which  
> has no
> encryption.

Ouch!  You might want to consider picking one up.  Not only could you  
use the wifi when you want for convenience, but a simple NAT firewall  
in most soho routers would be more than enough to protect internal  
machines on your network from worms/excess traffic from your cable  

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