Outbound filtering/blocking: neccessary or not ??

Discussion in 'other firewalls' started by Longboard, Aug 2, 2008.

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  1. Longboard

    Longboard Registered Member

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    Hhmm: does this apply to desktop systems:
    There is a lot of discussion re 'leak tests' and outbound access, RSnake has a POV:
    http://www.darkreading.com/blog.asp?blog_sectionid=403&doc_id=160387
    Is this just for servers/web hosts ??

    This is just a discussion point: i'm interested in opinions..
    ( maybe better off in the fiewall forum ? )
    Thx
     
  2. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Hello,
    Outbound can be important, but the security does not begin or end with it. The exploits, worms, problems etc - begin with the user. And if you can't control your users, outbound is only a fraction of the problem.
    Mrk
     
  3. wat0114

    wat0114 Guest

    For my purposes, absolutely and have been doing so for years. The exception, however, is when using Linux.
     
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