So I guess your suggestion is to get rid of one of my
capture cards and install a second Ethernet Card.
What I keep finding in the forms is:
"... did you follow our instructions for setting up the network?
two NICs, one connected to your modem,
the other connected to your internal switch..."
In my case - a Fujitsu DSL modem with Ethernet out
and a linksys switch/dhcp/NAT router/firewall with
a WAN port and five additional ports.
Of course I will disable the dhcp, and avoid the [WAN]
port to disable any additional NAT and firewall inside my
"internal" network. Of course there will be nothing to plug
into the other ports on the linksys as the MCE hybrid is the
What worry's me is putting the linuxmce directly on the Internet.
I think it would be very dangerous for most people to put
the full attack surface of a high value target like a barefoot
linux high end media pc on the dirty side of a firewall.
Even if Kubuntu has a built-in software firewall.
Don't they have yearly contest to see NOT IF, but HOW LONG
it takes to break-in and take over highly protected computers.
At least behind a NAT firewall the hackers have to wait
for the target to establish a connection with them and mostly
the hackers go for easy prey like no dedicated firewall.
Also If it's important to have no firewall between the Internet and
the Hybrid then will it be possible to install linuxmce at my dad's?
I set up a linux pc for him to do email and look up stuff on google.
His ATT- SBC modem is integral Modem/usb/Ethernet/wireless/four port switch.
and one PC.
No way to get in between modem and router.
This is his only PC and I would like to add a capture card and mce.