[Dshield] [DShield] Architecture approach

Mike Wydra mwydra1 at comcast.net
Fri Aug 12 03:59:30 GMT 2005


Aaron Lewis wrote:
>I'm certainly not top dog on this list, however I will say that >the reason
>for NATing is to conserve IPv4 space. Contrary to many >peoples belief,
>NATing doesn't 'hide' anything.

Aaron: Don't feel bad - I'm so far down the "feed chain" that the fish can't even find me. :)
If we're talking about the same thing; I love my NAT. It's doing a fine job of hiding my IP address, and blocking all the crap that's trying to enter my machine. The best part about it is that I don't need to write ANY rules for it to do it's job, which makes it perfect for a simple minded home owner like me. Which brings up my point - most of you guys and gals are experts, but you need to keep in mind that there are regular people on the list (like myself), and it's easy to talk over our heads. If I understood correctly - Aaron doesn't like NATS?? Why? I think that it's the number one line of defense, and the stores should give them away with each new machine they sell. I do understand that maybe I didn't understand what was said - and if that's the case, forgive me. :)

Mike Wydra
AT&T   USA


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