[SpamCop-List] Re: Stupid Question
MikeE at ster.invalid
Thu Feb 12 06:18:03 EST 2004
Marjolein Katsma wrote:
> Mike Easter
>> With good configuration, it is not only possible to use a cable modem
>> securely without a router, but to also be able to have a local
>> network behind the cable modem.
> That depends in the cable modem. The one I had (provided by the cable
> company, no choice) was not configurable in *any* way. My current DSL
> modem is a different matter altogether.
I wasn't thinking of configuring the modem. Mine have been Motorolas,
owned and 'maintained' [= replaced when they break] by the cableco,
currently Surfboard SB4100, which isn't configurable at all. Its little
activity light is just 'humming' right now with 'bad' general net
activity. The security configuration has to be on the user's side of
the modem. The only thing the modem defends is itself, hopefully.
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