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Old 08-21-2003, 05:37 AM   #1
Kent Emia
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firewall - router


hi guyz

im just wondering whats the difference between the two?

what if i will just only setup a firewall (ipcop) not the router?
or does ipcop has this already...
 
Old 08-21-2003, 05:52 AM   #2
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Routers are more advanced than firewalls. Routers have more packet manipulation functions than firewalls. Firewalls on the other hand have a better logging ability as well as warning mechanisms.

You don't need to choose one over the other. Both can co-exist and work well together if configured properly.
 
Old 08-21-2003, 07:55 AM   #3
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if the ipcop is a firewall like thing ... then what would be equivalent for router..
 
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Firewall and router functionality can be applied to Linux by using iptables.
 
  


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