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RE: Re: Microsoft Security, baby steps ?
From: John.Airey () rnib org uk
Date: Thu, 18 Mar 2004 12:34:14 -0000
From: Valdis.Kletnieks () vt edu [mailto:Valdis.Kletnieks () vt edu]
Sent: Wednesday, 17 March 2004 19:52
To: John.Airey () rnib org uk
Cc: full-disclosure () lists netsys com
Subject: Re: [Full-disclosure] Re: Microsoft Security, baby steps ?
On Wed, 17 Mar 2004 16:46:58 GMT, John.Airey () rnib org uk said:
From experience, you can't just lock down to that one
server. You need to
allow port 80 and 443 access to different servers. Each day
the list of
servers changes because of the Akamai caching that is used.
I spend some
time configuring locked down systems to be able to talk to
them. So yes, it
is an unreasonable request.
On the other hand, access to Red Hat Network needs only one
port and one IP
address. No doubt there's some serious load-balancing going
on in the
If RedHat had the same "customers times patch frequency times
average patch size"
product that Microsoft has, they'd be an Akamai customer too...
Indeed they would, but still that would be one IP address and port per
Akamai caching server. Have you ever looked at how many IP addresses you
need access to with Windows Update?
And please guys, stop cc'ing me. I'm on the list and have been almost since
John Airey, BSc (Jt Hons), CNA, RHCE
Internet systems support officer, ITCSD, Royal National Institute of the
Bakewell Road, Peterborough PE2 6XU,
Tel.: +44 (0) 1733 375299 Fax: +44 (0) 1733 370848 John.Airey () rnib org uk
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