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Re: [opensuse] NFS client/server problems when an NFS server is offline
On Mon, 2009-01-05 at 13:42 -0500, James Knott wrote:
Hans Witvliet wrote:


I would suggest to use an small machine as a central point in in your
network, acting as firewall, mail-hub, nfs-server, backup-server, etc
etc...


I thought the general idea was to have as little as possible running on
the firewall, to limit security issues.


If one can aford it, or is willing to.
One _additional_ firewall is better than just a bunch of machines with
their own host-based-firewalls, that are perhaps of questionable
quality.
To save iron, some use shorewall FW...., doing just iptables and
class-based queueing.

hw
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