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To: Frank Gruellich <frank@...>
From: Mark Hurst <mark@...>
Subject: Re: firewall suggestions?
Date: Fri, 9 Jan 2004 19:33:47 +1100
> > > Not really. And why should a network scan be dangerous? Security by 
> > > obscurity doesn't work. You can scan a well configured host all day
> > > long, who cares?
>
> > Why run a firewall at all if your hosts are so well configured?
> 
> Because I want to offer services inside my network, I don't want to
> offer to the rest of the world.  Think again about this question: you
> are asking, why routers are necessary.

Not at all, i was responding sarcastically to the assertion that it
doesn't matter if someone is able to scan the hell out of a
well-configured host. I don't agree with this. Today's well-configured
host is tomorrows target. All it takes is one pair of eyes on one line of
code.

I don't recall asking why routers are necessary. I may be braindead and
stupid, but i suspect they may have a purpose.

At least you didn't abuse anyone this time. That's progress :)

This topic is dead as far as i'm concerned, you keep default rejecting,
i'll keep default dropping, and we'll see if i manage to break the
Internet by doing so.


regards

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