Remote access

Ian Malone ibmalone at
Fri Oct 14 12:09:13 UTC 2011

On 14 October 2011 12:26, Marko Vojinovic <vvmarko at> wrote:

> However, every serious firewall admin should know that the firewall is a one-way
> barrier, protecting local users from the outside attack, and having in
> principle no way to protect the outside world from the local user. Or in the
> words of the firewall-piercing HOWTO
> ( ):
> <quote>
> A firewall cannot protect a network against its own internal users, and should
> not even try to.
> </quote>

Actually, there's a difference between this (protecting the network
internally) and protecting the outside world, for example I can't
connect to SMTP outside our firewall right now.

> So, if the OP asks his admin to allow him the access, and is refused, I think
> it is perfectly legitimate to DIY and pierce a connection through.


Possibly read your IT policy and your employment contract carefully first.


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