5 "Advanced" networking questions

Socketd db at traceroute.dk
Wed Jul 9 01:16:12 PDT 2003

On Tue, 08 Jul 2003 22:51:24 -0700
Terry Lambert <tlambert2 at mindspring.com> wrote:

> > Hmm, why not just use a firewall?
> Because most firewalls, even commercial ones, don't block the
> ICMP messages you appear to be interested in blocking.
> You appeared to want to turn your FreeBSD box into what's
> normally called a "stealth" system: one that doesn't respond
> at all to external probe attempts.  So it looked like you
> were trying to *write* a firewall, or at least find a set
> of rules that would let your FreeBSD box act as a "stealth"
> one.

I am mainly trying to hide my firewall/gateway and logserver.
Thank you for your reply, I'll go read a little :-)


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