Is NAT can provide some kind of protection?
ljakab at ac.upc.edu
Wed Jan 12 09:01:15 CST 2011
On 01/12/2011 02:59 PM, Nick Hilliard wrote:
> On 21/03/2007 09:41, Tarig Ahmed wrote:
>> Is it true that NAT can provide more security?
> Your security guy will probably say that a private IP address will
> give better protection because it's not reachable on the internet.
> But the reality is if you have 1:1 NAT to a server port, then you have
> reachability and his argument becomes substantially invalid.
This setup will provide *less* security. Apart from the DoS scenario,
should your public facing server get compromised, you have given easy
access to your private infrastructure.
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