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angelblade27

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which is the best firewall out there today? Do firewireall make the boot time of a computer longer?
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Only briefly, an anti virus programme set to scan at boot up would slow it down

Best as in Free or best?
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In my opinion the best firewall is a separate box that performs Stateful Packet Inspection, provides protection from DDoS attacks, performs Network Address Translation and, is stealthy. By stealthy I mean dropping all unused packets silently. :)

Any decent router can perform all of these function silently and does not take up any resources.

I have seen them as low as $60, with wireless. That is a purchase/subscription fee for some software firewalls.

Smoothwall can be installed on a spare box. Firestarter, a GUI for iptables, can be installed on a Linux box.

As for Anti-virus, don't even get me started on that one... :)

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which is the best firewall out there today? Do firewireall make the boot time of a computer longer?

just about any of them besides the Windows firewall.

if you are looking for software firewalls, then i would recommendsunbelt kerio
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hardware firewalls depends on how much you want to put out for the equipment.
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