Security gain from NAT
Edward B. DREGER
eddy+public+spam at noc.everquick.net
Mon Jun 4 21:19:40 UTC 2007
DI> Date: Mon, 04 Jun 2007 15:22:11 -0400
DI> From: Dave Israel
DI> So you make end devices unaddressable by normal means, and while it
DI> shouldn't give them more security, it turns out it does. No matter
DI> how much it shouldn't, and how much we wish it didn't, it does.
"Hey, this so-called 'DMZ' feature looks handy. Now I can run a server
process... and I'm protected because I'm using a private address!"
The security comes from state, full stop.
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