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RE: Secure host newbie
From: "Andrew Hodgson" <andrew () sohohouse com>
Date: Fri, 2 Apr 2004 09:36:11 +0100

I believe the ones that have decided that they should use RH7.3 have 
done it probably because either they prefer it (they might be too 
conservative IMO) or because there is no security requirement; I believe 
the servers are behing all sort of security devices that take care of 
everything.  In any case, I plan on buying my own computers in a few 
months so practice (on a secured network) is much better than nothing!

Wow, majorly vertical management structure! As an implementer, are you not
in direct communication with the people who have specified these terms? Just
because a box is behind a firewall and a ton of Ciscos doesn't mean it
shouldn't be as secure as possible, in my humble opinion. 

Anyway, being behind a firewall isn't gonna protect you from a local user
who wants to r00t it, or use it for any other purposes under the cloak of
your company's public IP. I'd be very careful if I were you.

Good luck,


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