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Some questions from a beginner.

By l_hesketh ·
I recently purchased a billion 5100 router. I have set it up to route certain ports to my server (vpn, http etc.) I decided to run a test on it from ( http://scan.sygatetech.com/ ). The majority of my ports are 'closed' but according to the site "This port has responded to our probes. This means that you are not running any application on this port, but it is still possible for someone to crash your computer through known TCP/IP stack vulnerabilities."

On my router I do have several ports forwarded to my server. I want to know
a )how secure my network is
b )Should I install a software firewall onto my network pc's (if so which one (preferably free))
c )*this is not related, but what ports do I need to open for VPN to work??

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by Don_C In reply to Some questions from a beg ...

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You posted to the wrong forum, but you will get help if you post in the Technical Q&A forum.

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by l_hesketh In reply to Q&A

Sorry, I thought questions about routers, ports and security would fit right into the security section??

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by mlayton In reply to Some questions from a beg ...

You are right, it does belong in Security. There is no obvious Security section in the Technical Q&A section - you want to go to NetAdmin republic and the right hand side has an entry for security.

First however you need to leave the discussion center - look at the links on the left side of the page and select Technical Q&A instead.

And I recommend the SANS Reading room which may have information on configuring routers that you may find helpful. http://www.sans.org/rr/

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