Matthew Crocker wrote:
We require a NAT device or true firewall on all DSL
customer connections. We sell cheap Linksys boxes
to customers or they can upgrade to a SonicWall.
This makes a lot of sense to me. It's not a
silver bullet, but it does help.
I still like PPPoE for customer authentication
because I can place individual packet filters or
re-assign users to different contexts based on
username/password authentication. PPPoE/NAT is a
Tends to be a non-issue now, but it's a lot easier to deal with PPPoE on
the Linksys than have the customer install a more or less crummy PPPoE
client on their PC. The cost of dealing with one customer that trashed
their PC installing an early PPPoE client (with the help of helpdesk
is worth ten Linksys.