Michael P. Soulier
msoulier at storm.ca
Fri Nov 29 14:13:05 EST 2002
On 29/11/02 gabriel did speaketh:
> i properly configured firewall does more than just lock down ports. it will
> prevent people from connecting to port 80 with the wrong bits set (ie. FIN,
> ACK, /and/ SYN all set at the same time). it also protects against DOS
> attacks, again, if configured correctly. people attacking a port spoofing
> their address can also be filtered out in some cases, and of course,
> firewalls will also let you drop packets coming from hosts you don't want to
> have ANY access to your machine. they're a good plan, even if you keep your
> software up to date.
Preventing DOS attacks is the best reason I've heard so far...
Michael P. Soulier <msoulier at storm.ca>, GnuPG pub key: 5BC8BE08
"...the word HACK is used as a verb to indicate a massive amount
of nerd-like effort." -Harley Hahn, A Student's Guide to Unix
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