Yes, I second that. A router would also make you a better internet citizen.
Originally Posted by perry
A year ago my home computer was the target of flood attacks. At the time, I was running Linux and iptables, but nothing else. The floods were relentless and made my system unusable for long periods. The source was given as my ISP, but I'm sure it was really a Windows zombie spoofing my ISP's IP. These attacks are made possible by millions of insecure Windows systems whose owners don't even know they're being used.
A $90 Netgear router has put a stop to those attacks for me and there hasn't been even a blip since.
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