If you use a server as your gateway then you have the ability to setup a proxy server or monitor traffic (who is eating up your bandwidth and what not).
My current setup has my firewall as the gateway which I don't like and plan to change.
hi phlatline, cheers for posting a replay.
my current setup is a linux server running squid and iptables as a gateway machine; but its too much hassle for me to administer and i was thinking about getting a device such as a firewall to replace it. We are only using our internet connection for webbrowsing and not serving webpages or anything like that.
what is teh brand/model of the firewall you use or can you suggest a good firewall for this purpose? I found it very difficult to assess firewalls as they dont specifically say they can be used as gateways and i imagine not all fo them can.?