Software Firewall or NAT Router or Both?

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Subject: Software Firewall or NAT Router or Both?
Posted by:  K2NNJ (ktwon…@NOSPAMoptonline.net)
Date: Sun, 14 Dec 2003

I am currently running NPF 2003 on a Dell XP machine.  When I run the sygate
security test I get all ports blocked.  When I run a NAT router(Linksys
BFSR41) without the FW ports 80 and 113 are open.  If I run the FW and the
router I get the same results.  Ports 80 and 113 are open.

I have a couple of questions.

1. What should I run?
2. Can I be attacked on ports 80 and 113?
3. What does a NAT router block?

Thank you,

Bob

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