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Re: ipfw and temporary port access



On Sun, 2006-09-17 at 08:38 -0700, Noah wrote:
> I am trying to figure out how to open a port temporarily for a
> specific IP who is able to provide a proper username and password on a
> webform delivered by my web server.  After authentication is verified
> then the IP address is cached and temporarily allowed to access a
> specific port on the server.   These temporary firewall changes are to
> be handled by ipfw.

Wondering out loud:  Would any potential security flaws in the webserver
be worse than authenticating a logon by some other way?  What's it that
you're allowing/disallowing?  Something that's already quite secure,
like SSH?

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