[Techtalk] Brand New Install - Firewall thoughts?

Brenda Bell k15a-list-linuxchix at theotherbell.com
Fri Oct 17 20:09:50 EST 2003

Quoting P Casper <sylph at cyber-dyne.com>:

> I have a stand-alone system running off of dial-up, so I don't expect
> much
> traffic. Still, better safe than sorry, right?

My first high-speed internet connection was via an on-demand ISDN router. 
I was stupid enough to connect it to a W2K server and host my web site on
IIS.  It took the hackers 4 days to find me.  There's no such thing as
secure Internet connectivity without a firewall.  "If you build it, they
will come."


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