[Dshield] Possible solution for ISP (was DShield's public goals)

Valdis.Kletnieks@vt.edu Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu
Wed Jan 18 22:18:03 GMT 2006


On Wed, 18 Jan 2006 16:24:24 EST, Tom said:
> Why should Joe User (the know-nothing dialup guy that Valdis 
> constantly wants to focus on) be given access to any port other than, 
> for example, SMTP (to his isps mailserver only) HTTP, POP, IMAP and 
> HTTPS?  Joe User doesn't even know how to use FTP much less SSH or 
> anything else. If Joe User wasn't given the same access privileges 
> that a sophisticated user is given, the whole problem would be self 
> limiting.

Tell you what.  Limit it to those ports, and explain to Joe Sixpack
why streaming video isn't working.  Or why he can't talk to his buddies
on AIM.  Or why...

The fact that Joe User doesn't know what a given port is for doesn't mean
that the stuff on his system doesn't know.....
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