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Re: hurd does NOT need /hurd



On Tue, 2002-05-21 at 11:33, Thomas Bushnell, BSG wrote:
> In that case, he can block ports which are commonly used to violate
> badly configured machines behind his network. 

Or, he can block all ports from all hosts from all directions and come
up with a totally secure network connection <grin/>.

This has the added benefit of reducing those nasty volume base charges.

Of course, there is a limitation in this, can't think of what it is...
;-)

<runs_for_cover/>.

Seriously, a firewall does serve useful if there are services you want
to use internally, always use internally, and never allow any external
access (NFS is a good example that comes to mind). True, you are placing
more trust on internal people, but why allow external access when you
don't need/use/want external access?
-- 
Brian May <bam@snoopy.apana.org.au>


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