Hack attempts

Aaron Gaudio prothonotar at tarnation.dyndns.org
Mon Jul 26 13:55:35 UTC 2004

> On Mon, 2004-07-26 at 08:01, Botond Kardos wrote:

> > 
> >     I disagree with you and share the opinion of Bruno. If you want to
> > have other ports open than just simple HTTP or FTP, you'll end up in
> > spending at least the same amount of hours with configuring your box
> > like you would spend with your own Linux. (For example I wasn't able to
> > properly set up an SMC router to let DC++ out/in but filter other
> > outgoing packets.)
> >     They're simply cheaper, more silent, consume less power, dissipate
> > less heap and need less cables. They don't protect better.

There is one additional difference: if someone hacks the router, you can
always power-cycle it (unless they manage to infect the firmware) to
return to the original setup. To do the same with a normal box, you
would have to have it set up using read-only media (boot from CD or the

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