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Re: not using debian as firewall!

That was my point, you CAN turn the services off, but having those services is
the ONLY reason why any UNIX MIGHT be considered a poor choice of a firewall.
And, with gated, the only reason why Cisco would hold an edge is that the PCI
bus gets saturated too easily.

							Dave Bristel

On Tue, 13 Apr 1999, Hamish Moffatt wrote:

> Date: Tue, 13 Apr 1999 19:40:40 +1000
> From: Hamish Moffatt <hamish@debian.org>
> To: David Bristel <targon@targonia.com>, Matt Kern <Matt.Kern@pobox.com>
> Cc: Debian Devel <debian-devel@lists.debian.org>
> Subject: Re: not using debian as firewall!
> On Mon, Apr 12, 1999 at 08:31:34PM -0700, David Bristel wrote:
> > Well, the problem with using ANY UNIX type system for a firewall is that it
> > allows for remote logins.  Now, a truely secure firewall won't allow for remote
> > logins, which means to disable most features on a system(telnet, ftp, etc...).
> Err -- any reason you can't disable these services on Debian too?
> Not running inetd would kill most of them.
> Hamish
> -- 
> Hamish Moffatt VK3TYD. 
> CCs of replies from mailing lists are welcome.

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