Even *with* a firewall product (such as Zone Alarm) the config interface
of your ISDN Lan Modem is still "exposed". Anyone who has knowledge of
your ISDN telephone number could call into it and hack your setup config.
The chances of this occurring are small, however. To protect against this
threat make sure that you set a configuration password in the GUI
NAT does provide a modicum of protection but I would still advise use of a
software firewall, i.e., Zone Alarm. Alternatively, if you're using
Windows XP, you can enable Windows XP's built-in firewall. I know this is
an available option in XP Pro and I believe it's available for user
install as an option in Home Edition but you'll need the original
distribution disk. Might be easier to just get Zone Alarm (the free
version, not PRO. Zone Alarm Pro reportedly has some problems w/XP.
If you get the LANModem be sure to check out my "Telnet Interface" page.
You'll find a lot of useful info there about your LanModem that you won't
be able to find in any of 3Com's product documention. Check it out here:
In article <bmmf76$5o3$ XXXX@XXXXX.COM > "Adam Lipscombe"
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