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RE: "firewalls are obsolete" rant
From: "Luke Butcher" <Luke.Butcher () alphawest com au>
Date: Mon, 30 Jan 2006 08:52:24 +1100

Bit OT, but answer's Jim's question.

http://cgiirc.sourceforge.net/ is a web based IRC client, so you could
put a web page up on a box you trust with port 6667 access and I believe
you can also limit it to connecting to one server and channel. Also it
doesn't implement DCC so it'll save that, but DCC must run over a
separate port anyway so if you only open 6667 you're safe.

Hope it helps.

Luke Butcher
Network/Security Consultant
www.alphawest.com.au

-----Original Message-----
From: Jim Seymour [mailto:jseymour () linxnet com] 
Sent: Thursday, 26 January 2006 11:09 PM
To: firewall-wizards () honor icsalabs com
Subject: RE: [fw-wiz] "firewalls are obsolete" rant

[snip]
He actually has what sounds like a reasonable, work-related reason for
wanting to access a technically-related IRC network/channel.  I told him
if he wanted to use a Unix/Linux client approved by I.T., we could
discuss it.  But no client/desktop systems, particularly those from a
Certain Large Software Company, and *certainly* no client/desktop
systems over which the end-user has admin rights.

I wonder if there's a *good* IRC proxy out there that will block DCC for
me...?
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