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Anonymous
July 7, 2004 2:38:14 PM

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Hi all. I just finally set up a two-machine wireless network here in
the house. My main computer has Norton SystemWorks, and I'm wondering
if I can install the same program on the other computer. Can I use
the same CD or do I need to buy a new package? I'm using a Linksys
router and access point, and I'm also wondering if the router itself
can provide protection. Thanks much.

Marshall

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Anonymous
July 7, 2004 7:10:36 PM

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In article <if2oe0lmg8hkc0233ok6j49qdmgnpflbc7@4ax.com>,
Marshall Schuon <peddlers@ptd.net> wrote:
:Hi all. I just finally set up a two-machine wireless network here in
:the house. My main computer has Norton SystemWorks, and I'm wondering
:if I can install the same program on the other computer.

What did the fine print say on the click-wrap license?

:Can I use
:the same CD or do I need to buy a new package? I'm using a Linksys
:router and access point, and I'm also wondering if the router itself
:can provide protection.

Norton Systemworks includes at least four major components. No matter
what model of Linksys you have, it is not going to provide protection
from Windows hard disk corruption; nor is the router going to provide
protection from viruses embedded in email attachments you open.

*Some* models of Linksys provide true Stateful Packet Inspection
(SPI); those ones can provide some meaningful protection for your
network. Other models of Linksys are just address translation (NAT)
boxes: those do -some- hiding of your inside equipment, but they
are not firewalls and leave your systems open for attack (just
not quite an easy an attack as if you had nothing at all.)


Is your Norton SystemWorks currently blocking anything from the
outside on your system that you have it on that is behind the Linksys?
If so then you can fairly sure that the other system also needs
better protection than the Linksys. [But on the other hand, if
you haven't had any attacks get through to the Systemworks system,
then it could just be that the more sophisticated attack sequence
hasn't been run against your systems... Yet.)
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