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Re: Level3 routing issues?

  • From: Neil J. McRae
  • Date: Sat Jan 25 14:50:29 2003

> Would it not also be a good idea/practice *not* to ever let a MS SQL 
> server (or *any* database server) sit on a network that is directly 
> accessible from the internet ?  Having a firewall(s) in front of your 
> database server regardless of the type is pretty much common sense, right?
> 
> Its bad enough to be stuck having to run/support IIS and MSSQL in any 
> scenario, but letting MSSQL talk to the world just seems like asking for 
> even more trouble.
> 

That depends on what you are using the server for - it might be
used by various offices around the world, or to interface
with other corporations platforms etc. Ideally this would be in
a secured VPN or at the very least be limited by IP address, but
MS SQL admins are not alone in the pretend everything will be ok
from a security standpoint.

Neil.
--
Neil J. McRae - Alive and Kicking
neil@DOMINO.ORG




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