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Re: Firewall and remote access?

<quote who="Matt Fair">

> Is it possible to have a secure way to access a computer behind a firewall
> remotely?

ssh, an ssh tunnel, vpns, etc. are secure ways of accessing machines behind

> Or would this destroy the whole point of the firewall?

<philosophy> What's the point of a firewall? </philosophy> :)

A firewall is there to stop everything you don't want coming in or going
out... You're now specifying something that you *do* want; it's just a
matter of selecting something appropriate, and making sure you know who's
accessing it and when.

- Jeff

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