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Re: [suse-security] ssh shells and ircd on a small lan
Am Mittwoch, 11. Juli 2001 02:53 schrieb phil:

> IRC is being port-forwarded "through" the firewall to IRC. ie: you hit
> my firewall and it sends it to the box running the ircd on port
> 6667. Is this what you meant? and if so then where would you put ircd at?

Is the machine running irc services running any other services that you are
using from (only) behind the firewall ? If not, IMHO it would be considerable
to put it next to the firewall, run only ircd and sshd (maybe you can
restrict access to it with some ipchains / -tables rules to a couple of
hosts). If it's being cracked, the cracker is still in front of your
firewall, not behind.

Good luck ;)


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