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Re: Level3 routing issues?

  • From: Avleen Vig
  • Date: Sat Jan 25 14:33:31 2003

On Sat, Jan 25, 2003 at 12:20:41PM -0500, C. Jon Larsen wrote:
> On Sat, 25 Jan 2003, Avleen Vig wrote:
> [snip]
> > Let's not blame MS for admins who don't know how to secure their boxes
> > :-)
> > A patch was released mid-2002 and was also part of SQL Server SP3
> Would it not also be a good idea/practice *not* to ever let a MS SQL 
> server (or *any* database server) sit on a network that is directly 
> accessible from the internet ?  Having a firewall(s) in front of your 
> database server regardless of the type is pretty much common sense, right?
> Its bad enough to be stuck having to run/support IIS and MSSQL in any 
> scenario, but letting MSSQL talk to the world just seems like asking for 
> even more trouble.

I agree absolutely. This is just bad practice and the network admins
here need to re-think their security architecture.