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> Wall of Fire, Is there a maximum related to response and/or system?
Uli
post Oct 3 2008, 12:23 PM
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Since the Core Rulebook came out, I thought that the Firewall can never exceed the System value, because it's a software attribute und thus somehow, like rated programs, connected to System. But Unwired destroyed my blissful ignorance: Security cameras, smartguns and other nodes' Firewalls exceed their Responses and Systems.

Was I wrong? Is there no connection? Should I go home and think about my life? And stop selling those killer-sticks?
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Ryu
post Oct 3 2008, 02:08 PM
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Your confusion is understandable, but you have been wrong. Programs are limited by System, Firewall isnĀ“t.
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post Oct 3 2008, 11:11 PM
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Firewalls are partly hardware based today. the good ones anyway. Is that maybe a solution?
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Ol' Scratch
post Oct 4 2008, 01:43 AM
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They handled it in a most fucked-up way. Like Ryu said, even though Firewall is listed as a program, it's really not. It's just a software-based device attribute and has no bearing on your system's performance or limitations at all. You have a System 1/Response 1/Signal 1/Firewall 6 device with no reprecussions at all. Well, not because of the Firewall 6 at any rate.

I'm honestly not even sure why they decided to list it that way at all rather than simply keep it as an attribute.
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Uli
post Oct 4 2008, 09:03 AM
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I, too, wondered about that. Now I think of it as a piece of firmware. But this makes it more cheap to secure important parts of your PAN like expensive drones or implants.
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post Oct 4 2008, 12:42 PM
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Firewall is a program. It's just neither a Common Use nor a Hacking Program nor an Agent, and thus isn't limited by System.
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