Shorewall for web server?

David Cary Hart Fedora at
Wed Dec 28 18:31:22 UTC 2005

On Thu, 29 Dec 2005 01:15:30 +0800
John Summerfied <debian at> opined:
> Reread what I did say. A firewall does not prevent attacks against 
> services that must be open to the public, for example, because they 
> provide a public service. Neither does your firewall protect against 
> content you invite through it such as stuff from my website.
> If you want to run an ftp server for people do download stuff, then 
> people have to be able to access it. If you don't need to operate an ftp 
> server, then don't install it and nobody can attack it, firewall or no.
Well put. I'm not a big fan of snort but (IMO) everyone should run snort for a
week or so to get a sense of what miscreants are trying to do.

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