Skynet Router Firewall + Skynet Firewall?

randomName

Very Senior Member
Is the router firmware firewall necessary if Skynet is being used?
 

Tech9

Part of the Furniture
Yes. Skynet is not firewall replacement script.
 

Tech9

Part of the Furniture
Your router's firewall drops all unsolicited inbound connections. If you have no open ports and you have no intentions to block outbound connections (or limit yourself), you don't need Skynet. It was discussed not long ago what Skynet is useful for. It's a firewall enhancement script, in case you need something extra and you know what are you doing.

 

randomName

Very Senior Member
Your router's firewall drops all unsolicited inbound connections. If you have no open ports and you have no intentions to block outbound connections (or limit yourself), you don't need Skynet. It was discussed not long ago what Skynet is useful for. It's a firewall enhancement script, in case you need something extra and you know what are you doing.


Thank you, I didn't know that
 

Tech9

Part of the Furniture
You're welcome. Here is the information from the developer, if you want to learn more:


It's an excellent script, but requires some knowledge how things work. I personally found few issues with default Skynet configuration:
- it logs connections the firewall would have dropped anyway, making you believe you're under attack and Skynet is working hard to protect you
- community supported blocklists may/will contain false positives, issues were reported on SNB; you have to monitor Skynet and act accordingly
 

SomeWhereOverTheRainBow

Part of the Furniture
Is the router firmware firewall necessary if Skynet is being used?

IF you are looking for another security method and feeling experimental,

There is always



However, I do not recommend these routes unless you absolutely know what you are doing as they are pretty router intensive.
 
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