[rescue] IPFilter

Phil Stracchino alaric at caerllewys.net
Sat Aug 16 22:48:11 CDT 2003

On Sat, Aug 16, 2003 at 08:39:37PM -0700, ed at the7thbeer.com wrote:
> > > Howto, but it seems more concerned with running it on a *client* rather than
> > > a box that has public services.
> >
> > You're running your firewall *on* your server, not in front of it...?
> Sure, why not?  Architecturally, from an operating system standpoint, it's
> a valid thing to do.  Perhaps not wise to let a server have to handle the
> overhead of a massive attack, but otherwise a legitimate thing to do.

Oh, sure, it's valid.  I'm just a little surprised to see folks on this
list without a dedicated firewall box in front of their nets, is all.  I
figured most of the folks around here would rather give up their left
arm than have real services running on a firewall box.  :)

('Course, I have limited room to talk, having not yet gotten my LX
 running in that role.  But I'm expecting an OpenBSD-3.3 CD any time

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