Re: Which Internet Security suite is best?
- From: "David H. Lipman" <DLipman~nospam~@Verizon.Net>
- Date: Fri, 29 Jun 2007 20:43:29 GMT
From: "Char Jackson" <none@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
| On Fri, 29 Jun 2007 01:31:32 GMT, "David H. Lipman"
| <DLipman~nospam~@Verizon.Net> wrote:
|From: "Char Jackson" <none@xxxxxxxxxxxx>|> My understanding is that all inbound ports are blocked by default, as
|> confirmed by grc.com. By "block", do you mean specifically opening
|> those ports and perhaps forwarding them to a non-existent LAN IP? I
|> just prefer to let them be blocked along with everything else.
Effectively they are not.
| Please explain.
I wish I could explain it better.
|They are akin to doors that can be opened.
| From the outside? I think not, but please correct me if I'm wrong.
They can be invited by the inside and it is possible a well crafted packet may open the port
from the outside.
|Specifically blocking the ports on the Router effectively locks those doors and they can
not be opened.
| So let me ask again - what do you mean by "specifically blocking the
| ports on the router"? I only have experience with Linksys and D-Link
| routers, and neither of them offers that feature. I repeat, are you
| talking about specifically OPENING those ports and forwarding them to
| a non-existent LAN IP? Is opening those ports more secure than leaving
| them closed?
I use a Linksys BEFSR81 and have used the BEFSR41.
I have also setup other Routers such as Asante and D-Link. Specifically blocking ports is
there and it has NOTHING to do with uPnP. It also has NO negative consequences, only
See the graphic posted in; alt.binaries.comp.virus
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