[unisog] Blocking inbound Internet traffic

Reg Quinton reggers at ist.uwaterloo.ca
Thu May 8 13:07:56 GMT 2003

> I'm wondering just how blocking inbound TCP connections really helps.
> Have you just bought some time? Won't the p2p applications just take
> over your bandwidth?

I think there are two issues here -- 1) p2p apps (bandwidth); 2) security
(eg. no admin password).

On 1) blocking inbound TCP helps but isn't a complete solution.

On 2) it helps a lot -- it's hard to compromise a machine if you can't
connect to a service.

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