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Re: Why does Debian allow all incoming traffic by default

On Fri, Sep 21, 2018 at 08:34:50AM +0530, Subhadip Ghosh wrote:
> Hi,
> I am using Debian and the recently I learned that a standard Debian
> installation allows all 3 types of traffics especially incoming by default.
> I know I can easily use iptables to tighten the rules but I wanted to know
> the reasons behind the choice of this default behaviour and if it makes the
> system more vulnerable? I tried searching on the Internet but did not get
> any satisfactory explanation. It will be helpful if anybody knows the
> answers to my questions or can redirect me to a helpful document.

The answer is easy. Because Debian is awesome (TM). So are most other
Run a netstat -t -l and you will see there is nothing listening. So what is
the point of running a firewall?
By default no services (ipp might be the one exception) are running and
listening. So that's your security, just don't run what you don't need.


Henning Follmann           | hfollmann@itcfollmann.com

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