On Wed, 16 Jan 2008, Colm MacCarthaigh wrote:
> Sure, if you're protecting the payment system for an online
> bookmaker, go to town on it, covering your ass even marginally more
> is worth every cent, even if it's mostly for the benefit of the
> ignorant. But in general, the things are snakeoil.
Acknowledge the 'cover your ass' aspect.
Worth noting: Deploying stateless (wrt any protocol FSMs at least)
firewall in front of sensitive boxes does not preclude deploying a
stateful firewall on the sensitive host itself.
Stateful on the end-host is obviously just fine.. (Though, still
redundant, but if it floats your boat - it's your host).
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