View Full Version : intrusion protection on routers?
07-12-2005, 11:34 PM
does intrusion protection on routers really work for anything? yes i have a firewall and all that but i was poking around in my router settings and i can turn "intrusion protection" on or off...does it do anything for me? thanks :)
07-13-2005, 07:34 AM
Possibly - what it does is it looks for known patterns of intrusion attempts & blocks them. For example, if someone is scanning your machine for open ports or running a dictionalry password attack on your FTP server, it'll see the attack, block it, and report the originating IP to you.
Much more useful in a corporate environment where there are web servers, FTP, mail, etc. that people may be trying to access without authorization, but can't hurt to turn it on.
07-13-2005, 12:39 PM
yeah i turned it on, it already blocked a ton of port scans on my computer. little bastards
07-13-2005, 02:42 PM
what router do you have?
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