Could anyone there please tell me if Cisco does a low-end router (with 2
sync ports) which does IPX.
Thanks in advance
Nearly every other piece of network software in the world has "default
settings" that contain restrictions on usage, except our most
important ones - our routers. For example: email servers come with
rate filtering defaults and are closed to relaying by default.
Router vendors should be selling products that are "default
restrictive", unless you are an advanced user who knows how to unlock
more powerful features - not the other way around.
Rather than begging 200 million clueless users to reconfigure their
OS'es and routers after installing them, we should simply call
attention to the security vulnerabilities inherent in the default
settings of the hardware.
Filters that are within the capabilities of the O/S and are reasonable
defaults for a majority of the users should be enabled by default.
At some point, failure to do this could even be seen as negligent on
the part of the vendors.
At the very least, egress filtering, syn flood prevention, basic port
filters should be enabled by default.
Also, let me know when this is fixed. ;)