Is NAT can provide some kind of protection?

Jack Bates jbates at brightok.net
Thu Jan 13 11:07:08 CST 2011


On 1/13/2011 10:54 AM, Dobbins, Roland wrote:
>
> Not in front of servers, they shouldn't - because they have a negative security value in that context.
>

I agree. Any content checks and reporting should be handled by the 
server and not a firewall proxy which might have it's own security 
vulnerabilities (just as likely as the server app having them).

That being said, a proxy setup is definitely not unheard of for web 
servers, though generally not for security purposes as much as content 
distribution purposes.


Jack




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