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Re: Telco's write best practices for packet switching networks

  • From: Christopher L. Morrow
  • Date: Wed Mar 06 10:47:40 2002

On Wed, 6 Mar 2002, Steven M. Bellovin wrote:
> I was agreeing with Eric's point.  I've been saying this for years.  My
> comment about the packet filter was to deal with services that are
> needed for some internal purposes, but for some reason can't protect
> themselves.  Right now, that's snmp -- you may have snmpd running on
> your mail server, but given the recent CERT advisory you need to keep
> the bad guys away from it.  (Yes, you should install fixed code -- but
> given how many components were affected by that advisory, it's quite
> obvious that no one has had time to test the fixes properly.)

Okey-dokey :) I missed that part (the agreement part)