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NFR Wizards Archive: Re: Re: Q on external router

Re: Re: Q on external router

Wei Li (networkmanmailexcite.com)
Fri, 24 Apr 1998 04:44:45 -0700

Bay Networks has a switch that restricts the ports to a specific MAC address, this
provides some physical security. I guess that's about as close it gets.

As far as death, taxes and sendmail bugs, I'm sure someone is working on a fix :-)

My 2 cents.

Wei Li

>Adam Shostack writes: >> Do not rely on switches because switches are not designed for >>security. > > Based on that logic, there's just about nothing you CAN >rely on, except death, taxes, and sendmail bugs. > >mjr. >-- >Marcus J. Ranum, CEO, Network Flight Recorder, Inc. >work - http://www.nfr.net >home - http://www.clark.net/pub/mjr > >

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