Router shutdown out of hours

This tip will help you keep intruders out of your network after office hours.

This tip was submitted to the searchSecurity Tip Exchange by user Wayne Pownall. Let other users know how useful it is by rating the tip below.

If a customer does not need or want external access out of office hours, they can simply install a standard time switch on the power supply to the router. Set the "out of hours" time slot, and when it reaches this point, it will simply power off the router, hence no traffic in or out.

Then when the "in office hours" time is reached, it will power the router back on and service is resumed.


This was first published in October 2001

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