Hi, I need to know what the implications are to make use of the hosts.allow file on a FreeBSD Production Server (ISP Setup)? The reason I'm asking, is that I've recently decommisioned a Linux SendMail Server to a FreeBSD Exim Server, but with no Firewall (IPTABLES) yet.
Besides the fact that it only runs EXIM and Apache, is it necessary to Configure rc.Firewall? or can I only make use of the hosts.allow file? Currently I would only like to allow SSH access from my Home Network, instead of allowing the WORLD. I've seen OpenBSD Servers using hosts.deny and hosts.allow files, but based on the new "Access Control File", it is all merged together in one file: # hosts.allow access control file for "tcp wrapped" applications. # $FreeBSD: src/etc/hosts.allow,v 22.214.171.124 2002/04/17 19:44:22 dougb Exp $ # I take that I should allow the other Services, in this order: sshd : myhomepc : allow exim : ALL : allow httpd : ALL : allow ftpd : ALL : allow ALL : ALL : deny What kind of protection does FreeBSD need by Default? Since OpenBSD goes around saying: "SECURE BY DEFAULT" !? Just asking..... Regards Schalk Erasmus Incredible Networks Windhoek, Namibia _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"