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It's not bad to have the DMZ enabled. It usually not advised to add computers or servers to the DMZ. IMO, only consoles(xbox, ps3), cable boxes, tv's and certain devices that you dont need to worry about being hacked should be added.

The dmz is just an IP address that isn't effected by the firewall of your router.
    
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It sorta depends on what context you mean, I wouldnt say DMZ is BAD.

I would think it's not recommended by professionals because it bypasses any security your router might provide and it could possibly make it more difficult to properly route packets to the other computers connected to the router. It's usually recommended you setup port forwarding/port triggering for these reasons. You probably want to make sure the computer exposed to DMZ has its own software firewall and stays up-to-date with security patches.
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DMZ has its uses.... If you have DMZ enabled but nothing in the zone, then it doesn't really matter.
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Its usually used for PC's as a testing purpose, so you can check to see if a firewall is messing something up.

I have my PS3 in DMZ, no problems with it then biggrin.gif
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Its usually used for PC's as a testing purpose, so you can check to see if a firewall is messing something up.

I have my PS3 in DMZ, no problems with it then biggrin.gif

Well put. Dmz is great to utilize when troubleshooting connections you think may be blocked by your firewall.

I put my Directv boxes in our DMZ for the on demand video.
    
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