[OpenWrt-Devel] IPv6 firewall and Port Control Protocol (Was: Barrier Breaker 14.07-rc1)

Gert Doering gert at greenie.muc.de
Wed Jul 16 11:09:19 EDT 2014


On Wed, Jul 16, 2014 at 08:41:50AM -0300, Gui Iribarren wrote:
> then, what happens when those devices are deployed in a myriad of
> real-world scenarios? hackers rejoice!

This actually is a somewhat moot arguments.  Devices travel today, and
while your home network and office network might be behind a firewall,
the hotspot you're using while waiting for your train might not be.

So with todays devices, every device needs to be able to protect itself
(i.e.: host firewall, services only accepting connection from "local
network", etc. - windows 7 doing a fairly good job with this today).

The old model "strong firewall, weak devices behind it" is just a thing
not matching reality anymore...

USENET is *not* the non-clickable part of WWW!
Gert Doering - Munich, Germany                             gert at greenie.muc.de
fax: +49-89-35655025                        gert at net.informatik.tu-muenchen.de
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