[techtalk] cracked?

Tarah Hofmann tarah at optimiz.com
Wed Jan 12 16:24:23 EST 2000

It's also very possible that your ISP already has a firewall of some sort up
on the gateway.  I'm not sure about cable modems, but I know that I had to
convince the sys admin at the ISP I used to work at to open all the ports on
my subnet (using DSL), because I was going to handle the firewalling myself.

I forget which one of you made the comment about excessive parens, but I
(always) use too many! lol :)
Tarah Hofmann (tarah at optimiz.com)
Network and Web Site Administrator

Optimization Resources, Inc.

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-techtalk at linuxchix.org
[mailto:owner-techtalk at linuxchix.org]On Behalf Of Linda Walsh
Sent: Wednesday, January 12, 2000 2:52 AM
To: techtalk at linuxchix.org
Subject: RE: [techtalk] cracked?

If you are worried about cracking before you have everything setup,
you could always ifdown the interface to the outside world unless
you are testing or 'ready for the world'.  That's assuming you aren't
using it for anything like email yet, of course...


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