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Re: RFC1918 addresses to permit in for VPN?

  • From: Bill Fumerola
  • Date: Sat Dec 30 16:07:38 2000

On Fri, Dec 29, 2000 at 04:19:23PM -0500, Deron J. Ringen wrote:

> That makes perfect sense to me...there is not a better way to protect a box
> from a DOS/hack than to only give it a private address.   Why expose a box
> to the outside world if there is not a need???

For exactly this reason, people start to use the reserved address space
as a security feature and think "welp, its safe now!".

Bill Fumerola / [email protected]