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Re: [Re: Level3 routing issues?]
- From: Joshua Smith
- Date: Mon Jan 27 17:06:34 2003
Simon Lockhart <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Mon Jan 27, 2003 at 04:16:00PM -0500, email@example.com wrote:
> > Again, but why does it talk to the outside world unsupervised? Your
> > organization clearly has a border that separates its internal systems
> > external ones. Why not apply those restrictions on *those* borders?
> From inside the organisation to outside, yes, ish. Except all those SSL
> on random port numbers. And other protocols which use random port numbers
> (not just peer-to-peer, but also things like FTP, etc).
> But, we were talking about end-user connected into the inside network using
> a VPN. That user needs to have pretty much unfettered access to the
> business parts of your internal network. (Okay, mission critical stuff
> should be seperately firewalled, but MS makes that hard enough, due to
> things like Active Directory, where everything needs to talk to
and don't forget the fact that nearly every M$ service pack/'critical'
update changes what ports that program is using (exchange/outlook are
really bad about this)
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