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Re: Security of National Infrastructure
On Fri, 29 Dec 2006, Peter Corlett wrote:
Hear Hear!I assume you want this:Why is it that every company out there allows connections through their firewalls to their web and mail infrastructure from countries that they don't even do business in. Shouldn't it be our default to only allow US based IP addresses and then allow others as needed? The only case I can think of would be traveling folks that need to VPN or something, which could be permitted in the Firewall, but WHY WIDE OPEN ACCESS? We still seem to be in the wild west, but no-one has the b@lls to be braven and block the unnecessary access.
It'd be amazing how much easier my mail handling life would be if I could blindly drop *.comcast.net without worrying about collateral damage.
(Some years ago I had to ring an ISP in the US - and i'm in NZ - and ask them by _phone_ why they appeared to be filtering connections from here to their web server, despite the fact we were one of their customers. Turns out that they had inbound filters applied to 202/8. Whoopsie?)
Mark. (Its the Internet, not the USofA-net. Damnit!)