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Re: [vox-tech] firewall question



Ted Deppner <ted@psyber.com> writes:

> On Thu, Jan 03, 2002 at 03:09:12PM -0800, Ricardo Anguiano wrote:
> > > is there any reason to open them up?
> > 
> > Only if you are running something that listens on udp ports.  Check with
> > lsof.
> 
> <rant_mode=1>
> 
> Bad!  Security starts with everything turned off.  You only open what you
> need!

Agreed.  Only run what you need.  Only let through what you want.
Policy defines security.  Mechanism enforces policy.

-Ricardo

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