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Re: ABC Firewall

On Wed, 10 Dec 2003, Bernd Eckenfels wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 10, 2003 at 01:40:28PM +1100, Daniel Pittman wrote:
>> Extremely. Without a Firewall, connecting to the Internet is an
>> invitation to pain, these days. :/
> this is not true, if your system runs with a minimum of secure
> configuration. You do not need to run a firewall, if you do not have
> open ports.

Well, true. I was lazy in my statement - if you harden your system, you
can do without a firewall.

> Using "netstat -tulp" as root will print all the processes you have to
> terminate, or decide you want to use (if you want to use them a
> firewall will have to permit those ports, anyway)

*nod* Also, watch out for any new package installations, which tend to
enable services, under Debian. :)


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