[bittorrent] BT, Nats, and hackers at the door...
Olaf van der Spek
olafvdspek at gmail.com
Sun May 29 07:57:36 EDT 2005
On 5/29/05, Bill Cox <bill at viasic.com> wrote:
> I'm a big fan of p2p networking, and think it has great potential. I've
> posted some of my concerns here about NAT translators going away with
> IPv6 adoption, which is good for p2p, and bad for security.
What prevents you from replacing your NAT with a stateful firewall?
> Just to play around a bit, I've started running a Linux server at home
> on a fixed IP address, with just a few ports open (ssh, mail, web, and
> of course BT). It's probably already been hacked, but new hacking
Why would it be hacked already?
> attempts come daily. I've got random password guessers from France and
> the Netherlands hacking the ssh port. I've got would-be-spammers
Are you afraid your password isn't strong enough?
Have you looked into public key authentication?
> hacking the mail ports from Taiwan, Korea, and China. And, of course,
> root on this machine gets spammed!
:( indeed. But what's the relation with open ports?
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