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Re: Private port numbers?

  • From: Christopher L. Morrow
  • Date: Wed Aug 13 18:47:54 2003


On Wed, 13 Aug 2003, Iljitsch van Beijnum wrote:
>
> It's not the same thing. RFC 1918 and martian addresses aren't supposed
> to be present on the internet, but aren't automatically harmful. Having
> services that are explicitly labeled for internal use be visible to the
> rest of the world is potentially very harmful.
>

I think I'm missing something, how would a locally managed firewall (local
to the end station) not permit this same scenario? (without the added
confusion of private/public ports)




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