On Mon, 25 Aug 2003, Bill Nottingham wrote:
But to a lot of naïve users, firewalls are deeply technical things, that
they worry will interfere with normal usage. As a result, I believe a number
of such users will install with the firewall disabled, or stop it when
attempting to get things working - perhaps never to (re-)enable it. Having
things like X11, portmapper and rpc.statd listening on an external interface
is asking for trouble, IMHO.
For network security firewalls are the answer... not disabling network
All we can do is give them the tools... but we can not shooting
themselves in the foot...