Since LinuxMCE is based on the Linux kernel, and we use a 2.6 variant of the kernel, iptables is used as the firewall.
iptables is a complete stateful inspection firewall.
Also, I would stick with hardware that can be identified by the kernel in Kubuntu 7.10
thanks... I will have a look around...
I work in IT in a FTSE100 company so security is sort of ingrained in everything we do. I am right in saying that LinuxMCE is considered secure enough to have the external network interface exposed to the internet via a plain ethernet modem (i.e. no further security)
sorry to be a pain and thanks for answering so quickly