Dick Entry for “Firewall”
A wall on fire
Added on Wednesday December 17th, 2003
Something, usually a dedicated device, that sits on the cable between you and the evil Interweb and stops nasty packetses from getting to your machine.
Compare with Packet Filter, a piece of software you bought (*cough* illegally stole) that claims to be a “Firewall” but really sits on your machine and tries to stop Windows noticing the nasty packetses.
Added on Wednesday April 21st, 2004
A rather good level in the Tron 2.0 computer game.
Added on Monday October 25th, 2004
Found in building construction, usually around escape routes and lift shafts but can be used in any wall. Also, the bulkhead in a car that is between the passenger compartment and the engine bay.
Added on Saturday July 16th, 2005