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My bad. Sometimes, the vernacular usage of terms makes things hard to
communicate about. :-) It seems that most people that discuss firewalls
today mean something like ZoneAlarm or the "firewall" in Windows XP SP2,
which is really nothing but a stumbling block in the way of getting to the
core of the system, and even sometimes such systems are helpful to
crackers, as opposed to hindrances.
Personally, I don't run any of the software that I mentioned above. Then
again, I also do not use Windows, and I try to not use passwords when
possible as authentication. For example, I can go anywhere on my own
network that I want to go, so long as I provide a key. But I can't get
into my accounts by password--nor would I really want to. Given the
strength of today's computers, passwords are relatively trivial to crack.