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Re: Firewall and user services that needs open ports



On Mon, Jun 23, 2008 at 11:17:25AM -0500, Bruno Wolff III wrote:
> On Sun, Jun 22, 2008 at 16:53:10 -0400,
>   Chuck Anderson <cra WPI EDU> wrote:
> > 
> > Why do we need a firewall when you can easily prevent services from 
> > being accessed...just stop the service!  Don't bind to the port, and 
> > it won't be possible to connect to it.
> 
> Because there are network services that you only want accessible locally.

Right, but the default firewall rules don't do that.  By default maybe 
the firewall should be off.


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