Re: basic question about firewall usage
On Fri May 09, 2003 at 07:2327AM -0700, Xucaen wrote:
> Hi all, I am going to set up a p133 as a
> dedicated firewall. I have a couple of PCs
> networked and I would like to share my cable
> internet. Is there a concern with using this
> machine to for other things, such as priner
> server, sql server, email server?
Yes, there is: every additional service to the firewall increases the
insecurity of the machine. So you have to decide which level of
security you like to have, and you should look for the more secure and
trustworthy alternatives of the daemons you want to install - e.g. not
necessarily using sendmail as long as you don't need its features.
You also should have an eye on the configuration of that services, e.g
if the service should be available only to the internal users, restrict
it to them.
Michael Bergbauer <email@example.com>
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