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Old 09-04-2006, 03:16 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Is it true that having more than 1 firewall will result in both firewalls competing with each other?, because it's basically just like having more than 1 spyware / anti-virus scanner isn't it?
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Old 09-04-2006, 03:56 AM   #2 (permalink)
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it isn't a good idea. sometime having 2 will give you the bsod
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you should only use one firewall. the difference is things like spyware scanners are passive and only scan when you tell them to. a firewall is active and is constantly "making decisions".
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Old 09-04-2006, 04:13 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Oh ok, thanks for explaining it out
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Old 09-04-2006, 07:41 AM   #5 (permalink)
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A hardware and a software firewall is fine but two software firewalls is gernerally concidered a bad idea and could even leave you more vulnerable to attack, apparently.
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