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Re: [suse-security] Firewall + server on one machine?
  • From: Olivier Daigle <daio3003@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 24 May 2000 08:16:10 -0400
  • Message-id: <392BC80A.22709177@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
If by "Firewall" you hear "masquerading" or something like that, it may
make sense. Masquerading only open oprts to the outside world when a
machine from the inner world wants to communicate with the outside
world. In that sense, it is quite safe.

Read the security issue about masquerading and FTP for SuSE 6.4.


Ragnar Beer wrote:

> Howdy everybody!
> To secure my machine as good as possible from the outside world I
> have closed all the ports that I don't need. So the only ports left
> open are ssh, http and https. Above that - does it make any sense to
> install a firewall on the _same_ machine (I can't afford another one
> at the moment)?
> --Ragnar
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Olivier Daigle
Projet Harfang
(514) 396-8800 ext.7699

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