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On Sun, 25 Mar 2007 09:30:39 -0500, Leythos wrote:

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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.

    -- Mike

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