Gentoo Archives: gentoo-user

From: Vaeth <vaeth@××××××××××××××××××××××××.de>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-user] Is there a way to automate rsync of updated portage tree across multiple boxes without each having to pull it down from a gentoo mirror
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2008 17:55:05
1 On Tue, 16 Sep 2008, Matthias Bethke wrote:
3 > I don't even see why you'd strictly need connection tracking to avoid
4 > attacks made possible by grossly misconfigured ISP routers. Your router
5 > knows that packets with a destination address of 10/8, 192.168/16 and
6 > the like have absolutely no business on the public internet so the only
7 > sensible behavior would be to just drop them.
9 This also requires a special kind of router: Namely one which has a
10 physical way of distinguishing between the "dangerous" connection to
11 the net and your local network (if they are dynamic, this can also
12 sometimes be tricked). Of course, combined router/modems have this
13 separation practically "by definition". However, in any case it
14 requires that the functionality you mention is implemented on the
15 router and has no bugs and that the router cannot be compromised by
16 other means.