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Re: How insecure are cable connections, versus dialup?



On Sat, Dec 07, 2002 at 09:20:08PM +0100, Frank Gevaerts wrote:
> What I would do (I don't since I have a dedicated firewall machine) is :
> - close all unneeded services

Better yet, not just close, purge them.

> - install a firewall that just drops any incoming connection from your
>   cable-connected ethernet interface. (I would recommend using fwbuilder

The security gained with this step is epsilon under Linux if you don't
have services that aren't needed installed.

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