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    Quote Originally Posted by Bidmaron View Post
    The whole thing is bullshit. There is no excuse in today's time that a router should not be able to figure out that a connection is to the local network and accommodate rather than denying the connection. This is typical head-up-the-arse programmer behavior. Not FG's fault -- just programmer / designer insanity. Not that I'm emotional about it or anything like that....
    Actually it is designed explicitly to prevent hackers trying to craft packets that appear to come from the LAN and so be accepted.
    It is designed to protect you and everyone else that is behind a router/firewall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bidmaron View Post
    The whole thing is bullshit. There is no excuse in today's time that a router should not be able to figure out that a connection is to the local network and accommodate rather than denying the connection. This is typical head-up-the-arse programmer behavior. Not FG's fault -- just programmer / designer insanity. Not that I'm emotional about it or anything like that....
    Quote Originally Posted by damned View Post
    Actually it is designed explicitly to prevent hackers trying to craft packets that appear to come from the LAN and so be accepted.
    It is designed to protect you and everyone else that is behind a router/firewall.
    My router does allow it. Is this a bad thing?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Valarian View Post
    My router does allow it. Is this a bad thing?
    I dont know.
    It does lead to a higher chance of someone crafting an attack against you - but its an extremely low probability.

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    Live and learn. Thanks, damned. But they have settings for everything else under the sun, what would it cost to add yet another to let folks do that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bidmaron View Post
    Live and learn. Thanks, damned. But they have settings for everything else under the sun, what would it cost to add yet another to let folks do that?
    Actually, many routers do have an option for this, it's just that it usually defaults to off for security...

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