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RE: [Full-Disclosure] Re: Microsoft Security, baby steps ?
Date: Thu Mar 18 2004 - 06:34:14 CST
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Valdis.Kletnieksvt.edu [mailto:Valdis.Kletnieksvt.edu]
> Sent: Wednesday, 17 March 2004 19:52
> To: John.Aireyrnib.org.uk
> Cc: full-disclosurelists.netsys.com
> Subject: Re: [Full-Disclosure] Re: Microsoft Security, baby steps ?
> On Wed, 17 Mar 2004 16:46:58 GMT, John.Aireyrnib.org.uk said:
> > From experience, you can't just lock down to that one
> server. You need to
> > allow port 80 and 443 access to different servers. Each day
> the list of
> > servers changes because of the Akamai caching that is used.
> I spend some
> > time configuring locked down systems to be able to talk to
> them. So yes, it
> > is an unreasonable request.
> > On the other hand, access to Red Hat Network needs only one
> port and one IP
> > address. No doubt there's some serious load-balancing going
> on in the
> > background.
> If RedHat had the same "customers times patch frequency times
> average patch size"
> product that Microsoft has, they'd be an Akamai customer too...
Indeed they would, but still that would be one IP address and port per
Akamai caching server. Have you ever looked at how many IP addresses you
need access to with Windows Update?
And please guys, stop cc'ing me. I'm on the list and have been almost since
John Airey, BSc (Jt Hons), CNA, RHCE
Internet systems support officer, ITCSD, Royal National Institute of the
Bakewell Road, Peterborough PE2 6XU,
Tel.: +44 (0) 1733 375299 Fax: +44 (0) 1733 370848 John.Aireyrnib.org.uk
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