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Router vs. Firewall

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Routernoun

Someone who routes or directs items from one location to another.

‘The router directed the movement of the company's trucks.’;

Firewallnoun

(architecture) A fireproof barrier used to prevent the spread of fire between or through buildings, structures, electrical substation transformers, or within an aircraft or vehicle.

Routernoun

(telecommunications) Any device that directs packets of information using the equivalent of Open Systems Interconnection layer 3 (network layer) information. Most commonly used in reference to Internet Protocol routers.

Firewallnoun

(computer security) The software that monitors traffic in and out of a private network or a personal computer and allows or blocks such traffic depending on its perceived threat.

Routernoun

(Internet) A device that connects local area networks to form a larger internet by, at minimum, selectively passing those datagrams having a destination IP address to the network which is able to deliver them to their destination; a network gateway.

‘The router was configured to forward packets outside of a certain range of IP addresses to its internet uplink port.’;

Firewallnoun

(physics) A hypothetical phenomenon where an observer falling into a black hole encounters high-energy quanta at or near the event horizon.

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Routernoun

In integrated circuit or printed circuit board design, an algorithm for adding all wires needed to properly connect all of the placed components while obeying all design rules.

Firewallverb

To protect with a firewall.

Routernoun

A power tool used in carpentry for cutting grooves.

‘He made an attractive edge on the table with a router.’;

Firewallverb

To block with a firewall.

Routernoun

A plane made like a spokeshave, for working the inside edges of circular sashes.

Firewallverb

To use maximum acceleration.

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Routernoun

A plane with a hooked tool protruding far below the sole, for smoothing the bottom of a cavity.

Firewallnoun

the application of maximum thrust;

‘he slammed the throttle to the firewall’;

Routerverb

to hollow out or cut using a router power tool.

Firewallnoun

(computing) a security system consisting of a combination of hardware and software that limits the exposure of a computer or computer network to attack from crackers; commonly used on local area networks that are connected to the internet

Routernoun

A plane made like a spokeshave, for working the inside edges of circular sashes.

Firewallnoun

fireproof (or fire-resistant) wall designed to prevent the spread of fire through a building or a vehicle

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Routernoun

A machine with a rapidly revolving vertical spindle and cutter for scooping out the surface of wood or metal, as between and around the engraved parts of an electrotype.

Routernoun

a worker who routes shipments for distribution and delivery

Routernoun

(computer science) a device that forwards data packets between computer networks

Routernoun

a power tool with a shaped cutter; used in carpentry for cutting grooves

Routernoun

a power tool with a shaped cutter, used in carpentry for making grooves for joints, decorative mouldings, etc.

Routernoun

a device which forwards data packets to the appropriate parts of a computer network.

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