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(Tech News World)   Remember way back in ancient computer history when we used to have this thing called a "firewall"? Good times   ( technewsworld.com) divider line
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2012-07-06 12:21:34 PM  
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ZAZ: I remember way back when we didn't have firewalls. NAT hadn't been invented because addresses were abundant and free for the taking. The box on my desk was visible to the world.

At my office, I just give all our servers and desktops a public IP and skip the whole internal/external network thing. It's easier for everyone. I also just gave everyone Admin rights to their own systems. Talk about a time saver for my desktop support guys. Now the users can install anything they want. Just skip the middleman, you know?
2012-07-06 01:40:28 PM  
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2012-07-06 01:29:44 PM  
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Anybody who thinks a firewall and a router are the same thing has never worked on either of those two types of gear that are of a respectable scale.

Sure, you can take a router and put some ACL's on it, but that's not even a percentage of what an actual firewall does.

I mean, you bought a 4 port Linksys router/switch. That's JUST like working on a Cisco 6513 or a Juniper 8126, right?

Most days, I REALLY wish network engineering required a state license. You have to get a license to push the cuticles back on people's toe nails, but any random buttfarker can legally work on mission critical systems like the cell phone network.
2012-07-06 01:07:46 PM  
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MasterAdkins: There is so much wrong with that article I don't know where to start.


SacriliciousBeerSwiller: Yay. More ways for the IT department to get in the way of productivity.

/it's possible to provide security without f*cking over the entire user base
//95% of IT "professionals" don't understand how to do this

All that means is there is only 5% of IT professionals who aren't sick of your sh*t yet. Network administration on any level from ISPs on down is a balancing act of delivering service while limiting customers' ability to shoot themselves in the foot.

Don't believe me? Work in a NOC for one week.
2012-07-06 09:34:37 AM  
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There is so much wrong with that article I don't know where to start.
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