Modem firewall -vs- Zonealarm -vs- seperate firewall box
I am getting ADSL put on shortly, and the modem/router I will be
getting is a "Billion BIPAC 7100 PRO ADSL Modem/Router". This will
have two computers connected to it sharing a connection. What I am
1. The modem claims "NAT Technology offers security for the network
with an inbuilt firewall". How secure are these inbuilt firewalls?
2. If I load Zonealarm (possibly pro) onto the two machines using the
internet connection, would this be secure enough?
3. I have an old 486DX100 that i could turn into a seperate firewall
if needed. Is this the solution that eve...WHAT vs HOW vs WHERE
In the ongoing discussion here about alternatives to the RM, the subject of
pointers keeps coming up.
AFAIK, one of the features of the RM is that the interconnectedness of data
is established by common data values, instead of pointers.
In my view, pointers are "good things" not "bad things". But there are
plenty of "good things" that will harm you if you don't use them right. One
of the ways a network or graph data base achieves performance is by the
efficient use of pointers, and the strategic preplacement of pointers where
they will be need...ex vs. em vs. px vs. % vs. in.
I am looking for a for a good tutorial on font size definitions in a
CSS. A URL to a good tutorial with demo/example will help.
I am trying to create a CSS for DocBook XML Document, but I m unable
to get a cross browser/platform compatibility. I want the documents to
look fairly similar on all platforms/browsers.
Here is my CSS -> http://www.xml-dev.com/blog/new.css
And here are 2 plaint text documents using that CSS:
More documents here -> http://www.xml-dev.com/blog/#88
I was told that I should always use...JSP vs. Struts vs. JSF vs. Swing vs. Tapestry vs. Spring vs. Rails
I am a JSP developer and am constantly feeling like I am missing the
boat by not using any of the other frameworks out there.
However, the couple I have looked at (JSF and Rails) don't impress me.
In JSP, I keep all of my logic in Servlets/Beans and all of my
presentation in the JSP file, making custom tags when I need to do some
HTML that involves some logic. So Servlets and Tags are the glue to the
JSPs and Beans. I don't see what is wrong with this model. The
biggest advantage is its flexible.
An example of my frustation with JSF (which is different than all the
other complaints...Sygate Personal Firewall Pro vs. hardware solution
How secure is my laptop, running its current installation of Sygate Personal
Firewall Pro, as opposed to using an external hardware solution?
Is a software firewall really capable of totally isolating the entire
machine from any type of attack, just like a firewall solution could?
firstname.lastname@example.org wrote in news:email@example.com:
> How secure is my laptop, running its current installation of Sygate
> Personal Firewall Pro, as opposed to using an external hardware
> Is a software firewall really capable of totally isolating the entire
> machine from any...Magic vs MiNT vs Gevena vs TOS vs...
I'm starting this thread for 2 reasons: a) I'm a bit tired of reading the
same subject again and again and decided to give it a little twist, b)
So, without any further ado, my situation is this:
I have a stock STE with 4 Megs of memory, in which I'll be adding a hard
drive (and maybe more) in this week. Being a floppy user (Atari-wise) all
these years I never thought of having any other OSes than plain old TOS,
but now, since I'll be getting some more space, I thought I might as well
throw in a desktop/accs/resident progs setup there as well...InDesign: Mac vs PC (was Quark: Mac vs PC)
As I've pointed out to the employee who uses Quark on a Mac at the
nonprofit, it's possible that she doesn't use enough of the features of
Quark to test its limitations, whether Mac or PC.
What about InDesign? If she's not using the wide range of features,
including those which make it superior to Quark, does it matter on which
platform she uses it? Is it any more difficult to learn than Quark?
If you want to think positive thoughts, surround yourself with positive people.
If you want to email me, eliminate the negative.
...Sygate Personal Firewall, ZoneAlarm, ZoneAlarm Pro
How do these firewalls compare to each other?
> How do these firewalls compare to each other?
Some of this data is a little old, but it's a start:
This one is fairly recent:
Before you leap into anything, first determine just what kind of
protection you really *need*. You probably will need to do a lot of
reading and thinking, first.
...PowerPC vs. TI DSP vs. IA32 vs. MIPS vs. H8 ...
I need to select a platform for a control project. I need suggestions from
your guys. Here is the some requirements for the project:
1) Programming in c
2) Two channels of AD > 12bit
3) Two or more quadrature decoders (single ended)
4) > 1 channel of PWM output
5) floating point performance ~ 500MHZ P3
6) Small, reliable and takes only 12V power supply
7) ~32MB DRAM (I really don't know how much my program will require, how to
8) ~32MB FLASH
prefer also a VGA display for a color flat panel display. Multimedia Card
(or compact flash) interface.
Thanks in ad...fastcgi vs mod perl vs apache vs lighttpd vs perlbal
what is fastest combo folks?
>>>>> "g" == gavino <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
g> what is fastest combo folks?
(no doubt referring to this:)
Subject: Re: fastcgi vs mod perl vs apache vs lighttpd vs perlbal
It depends on your configuration and what you're doing. Performance
for all of them is configuration-dependent: an installation of any of
them, tuned to suit your application's specific performance needs,
them will most likely perform better an untuned installation of any of
(Did you finally get tired of trolling comp.lang...vi vs. vim vs. emacs vs. ????
I've decided to step back from the IDE and start learning/re-learning
Java without the aid of Eclipse or Netbeans. I want to learn about
packages and such without having an IDE do all the work for me.
So my question is, what's the best editor on a *nix platform? I am
somewhat familiar with vi and emacs so I'm trying vim out as my Java
editor. Are the others that are better or is a vi* editor a good choice.
Not flame bait..just looking for some honest opinions.
On Jun 16, 10:54 am, JT <jtlinux1@yaho#Akd9i30.ca> wrote:
> I've decided to step back from the IDE a...Comparisons of TeX vs Groff vs SGML vs DocBook vs TeXinfo
Well, I've had fun with Tex and LaTeX for a while now, but I'd like to
know how well the alternatives work, and weather or not I should use these
alternatives that are listed usually with TeX. What are your opinions on
them, and surely, some must do a job better than the rest (Something must
do pictures and tables better) and I probably will use the best one for
the specific jobs that may come up in the future.
Basically, I'm just asking for a list of strengths and weaknesses that
each of these typesetters or document language things have.
Percival Tiglao wrote:...Qedit vs CodeWright vs Whisper vs ?
I've been a fond fan of Qedit(host) for many years now; already knowing this
editor leads me to stay with it when looking for a good client/server
But I admit I've also had my head in the sand for years, happily grinding
away at my Cobol/Image code, getting real work done, going home tired.
Meanwhile, the world's grown up without me.
Would you fine folks be so kind as to share your experiences with C/S
editors? I know I'll still be working on good old HP3000 Cobol, but now I'm
getting into the Unix world, and will probably appreciate having something
l...comparision Jini vs CORBA vs .NET remoting vs. DCOM vs. web services vs. Java RMI
Would it be fair to compare the following technologies to each other:
Jini vs CORBA vs .NET remoting vs. DCOM vs. web services vs. Java RMI?
On 4 Nov 2005 20:53:09 -0800, "derek" <email@example.com> wrote,
quoted or indirectly quoted someone who said :
>Would it be fair to compare the following technologies to each other:
>Jini vs CORBA vs .NET remoting vs. DCOM vs. web services vs. Java RMI?
You can compare them. They each have their niche so they are not
CORBA's forte is interlanguage communication -- ty...Websh vs Rivet vs AOLServer vs PHP
Until now, I've always used PHP for web development. I would like to
try Tcl out, but there are so many options. I read that Websh works in
Apache 1.3 and 2.0, but Rivet (according to http://tcl.apache.org/) only
works with Apache 1.3. As far as I can understand, these both implement
different APIs. Then there's AOLServer, which implements yet a third API.
What are the relative merits of each of these packages? Specifically,
are any of them particularly light-weight? As in lighter than PHP?
More importantly, are any of these packages likely to be updated much?
It seems li...Asus vs Toshiba vs IBM vs MSI
I'm looking to possibly buy a laptop around August this year. How would
Asus, Toshiba, IBM and MSI compare with reliability, warranty and
customer service/technical support?
I've read about Toshiba and IBM changing ownership of parts of their
companies. How has this affected things? I'd also appreciate any
recomendations for other brands for Windows laptops. I'm also thinking
of dual booting with Linux (probably Ubuntu)
I'm a part time IT student and I'm trying to start up a business using
php and Java so I'm looking for a good brand. I'm in Melbourn...ASSOC vs SHMMAP vs POINT_LUNs vs READ_BINARY?
I have a large multidimensional array. I want to sort it, without
doubling the memory requirement by making a same-size array and
copying data over, sections at a time.
I hear about:
- ASSOC? But the raw data is not in large consecutive chunks. Does
this preclude its use?
- SHMMAP? Seems very low-level and risky without experience.
- READU and lots of POINT_LUNs? Would this execute slowly?
- READ_BINARY with the TEMPLATE keyword? I should like to hard-code
the template rather than use the BINARY_TEMPLATE GUI. I suppose this
I am guessing that READ_BINARY with TE...ScreamerNet vs. TequilaScream vs. Amleto vs. Spider?
I would like opinions from those who have used third-party Windows
network rendering packages for Lightwave (versus the supplied
Specifically, I'm looking for the pros and cons of using
TequilaScream, Amleto, Spider, etc.
"Washington Bob" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> I would like opinions from those who have used third-party Windows
> network rendering packages for Lightwave (versus the supplied
> Specifically, I'm loo...ATI vs Sapphire vs PowerColor vs etc
I've been out of the computer market for awhile now. What's with all
these other companies carrying ATI products. For example, I can get a
Sapphire Radeon 9600 or a PowerColor 9600 and ATI still has their own
9600. I am seeing these supposedly same products at different prices.
What is the difference between the companies and which one would you
recommend I get? I am not a gamer. I may do some light video editing
though. Thanks for the help. Kindly appreciated.
"Kevin" <email@example.com> wrote in message
news:firstname.lastname@example.org...Perl vs Python vs Ruby.... vs Tcl?
Hello. I found this page interesting
Would someone care to show me how this would be done in Tcl please?
> Hello. I found this page interesting
> Would someone care to show me how this would be done in Tcl please?
Probably by using the tcllib csv module and adding some lsearch/lsort -
index trickery for Tcl 8.5 or simple iteration with foreach.
On 11 sep, 16:31, schl...@uni-oldenburg.de wrote:
>...C++ vs Java vs OCaml vs SML
I have written a web page comparing the verbosity and speed of four
different (progressively optimised) mini ray tracers written in C++, Java,
OCaml and SML:
Essentially, the results indicate that Java is extremely slow (5x slower
than the fastest implementation) and extremely verbose, OCaml is extremely
concise (only 60 lines of code for the minimal implementation of the ray
tracer) and Mlton-compiled SML is extremely fast (much faster than the
other three languages).
Dr Jon D Harrop, Flying Frog Consultancy
http://www.ffco...Mint vs. PCLOS vs. PC-BSD Which to choose?
I've been an Ubuntu user for some time, but there are a few things I'm
not fond of. I'll spare the details, but basically I'm down to these
three: Linux Mint, PCLOS 2007 Final, and PC-BSD. I'm not expecting
everyone to be fully proficient in all of these, but I'd be happy to
hear some thoughts... or do I just wait to see if my issues are
addressed in the next (K)Ubuntu.
On Wed, 26 Sep 2007 20:03:50 +0000, dxt178 wrote:
> I've been an Ubuntu user for some time, but there are a few things I'm
> not fond of. I'll spare the details, but...PHP vs. Ruby vs. Python (vs. Rails)
As I was falling asleep last night I was wondering about the differences in
terms of web development time and effort between PHP, Ruby, and Python. and
I found myself wondering how much effort the Rails framework saves me from.
Does anyone else out there have the experience to be able to compare these?
I'm partly curious because I've found it so difficult to get Rails going on
windows, while PHP was comparatively very easy. And Python I've just heard
...Forth Vs Clean Vs J vs Lisp
Dear Friends of Forth,
I have just found Forth and am excited about it. But i need to clarify
its benefits in pc programming rather than using c, c++ or Java or a
scripting language. Then there is speed of execution. Seems Forth is
like Lisp in that it can be used to write or extend one's own language
because you can build up your own definitions. Lisp is powerful and
expressive and fast prototyping like Forth but usually slow. Forth can
go down further to lower level programming - powerful. But is the speed
one gets without heavy tweaking better than most other languages?