Anything for home user and not the technical one??

Gene Heskett gene.heskett at
Sat Jul 24 22:54:44 UTC 2010

On Saturday, July 24, 2010 06:49:31 pm g did opine:

> Parshwa Murdia wrote:
> > On Sun, Jul 25, 2010 at 2:32 AM, Kevin Fenzi <kevin at> wrote:
> >> You're of course free to do so. Just realize the tradeoffs in no
> >> updates (especially security updates). ;)
> > 
> > But at least you are always much much secured than Windows.
> depending how you have firewall setup.
> tho i do know someone who setup a linux 'honey pot' with no firewall
> and it stayed virgin for 4 months until his isp made him shut it down.
> :)

If it was still a virgin at 4 months, what exactly was that ISP's name (and 

FWIW, I do not run any firewalls on my local network.  All the firewall I 
have needed for the last 2 or 3 years has been in my router. No one has 
gotten through it that I did not give the passwd to.  I used to watch the 
logs, but watching a Chinese or N. Korean source spend 16 hrs at a time 
trying to crack it got boring.  No the router is not a commercially sold 
router. ;-)

Cheers, Gene
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