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Re: Port blocking last resort in fight against virus
- From: Måns Nilsson
- Date: Wed Aug 13 04:19:47 2003
--On Wednesday, August 13, 2003 11:00:56 +0300 Petri Helenius
>>> I think filters/firewalls are useful. I believe every computer should
>>> have one.
> Firewalls are a patch to broken network application architechture. If
> your applications would have been properly designed, you would not have
> the need for firewalls. They are for perimeter defence only anyway.
The important wording here is "every computer should have one"; indicating
that it is the host that protects itself. This said, I do agree that
properly written operating systems not even need this. One free Unix-clone
I happen to run manages to reach this level of properness; so it is
Måns Nilsson Systems Specialist
+46 70 681 7204 KTHNOC MN1334-RIPE
We're sysadmins. To us, data is a protocol-overhead.
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