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Re: Private port numbers?
From: "Christopher L. Morrow" <chris () UU NET>
Date: Wed, 13 Aug 2003 22:44:32 +0000 (GMT)



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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