firewall rules for bitlord, yahoo, limewire
numardbsd at gmail.com
Wed Nov 26 16:52:38 PST 2008
On Wed, 26 Nov 2008 18:52:16 +0000
RW <fbsd06 at mlists.homeunix.com> wrote:
> > It is one of the
> > fastest, most effective ways to spread viruses, trojans, spyware, etc.
> > The program does not use fixed ports, so the services are hard to
> > block. In essence, the program gets the user to bypass security
> > measures from the inside.
> There's nothing remarkable about that, no p2p filesharing application
> uses fixed ports. Some have default ports, but they are widely ignored
> because historically ISPs used those ports for throttling.
+1 . skype does the same thing. and it's "p2p" too , although a lot less so than limewire.
> > When people ask my advice about computers, I always include: "Never
> > use Limewire, or anything like it."
> They are as dangerous as you want to make them, I've been using
> bittorrent and eD2k for years and have never seem a single virus,
> trojan etc. I've seen a few on USENET but they've always been laughably
> obvious. People that end-up with that kind of thing are normally
> actively seeking executables.
+1 - just the usual job of keeping an ear out for security holes ( including those in your users' behaviour :P )
"Always do right. This will gratify some and astonish the rest."
I speak for myself, not my employer. Contents may be hot. Slippery when wet. Reading disclaimers makes you go blind. Writing them is worse. You have been Warned.
More information about the freebsd-questions