From: “Brown, R Ken” <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: “Brown, R Ken” <email@example.com>
Message Hash: b655e849b28b55e530b20a5df4e58d4b5fbcc29ba6bafcba3296e57994964051
Message ID: <896C7C3540C3D111AB9F00805FA78CE2013F8379@MSX11002>
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UTC Datetime: 1998-08-21 05:54:49 UTC
Raw Date: Thu, 20 Aug 1998 22:54:49 -0700 (PDT)
From: "Brown, R Ken" <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: Thu, 20 Aug 1998 22:54:49 -0700 (PDT) To: "Brown, R Ken" <email@example.com> Subject: RE: your mail Message-ID: <896C7C3540C3D111AB9F00805FA78CE2013F8379@MSX11002> MIME-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/plain > Bernardo B. Terrado[SMTP:firstname.lastname@example.org] > > About the firewall configuration thing, is it our system or > others system (I mean other servers)? > And another thing, are you in favor of what I just did, > I meqan sending my Information.(commnets) I assume a firewall is meant to keep your network safe from damage, whether accidental or caused by hackers. crackers, criminals, spies or well-meaning friends and relations testing your security. One of the really really basic rules about security is that your operational arrangements should be kept secret. (NB that is *not* the same as saying that crypto algorithms should be secret or that security software source code should be secret, although NSA & GCHQ will say that it is...) If there are people who like to hack NT web servers for fun or profit (I couldn't possibly comment) then posting details of your setup on an NT admin mailing list is an open invitation. The silliest thing to do is to say what fix level your OS is at, and that you haven't installed the hotfixes because that saves potential hackers a lot of time. Imagine you were worried about being burgled when you went on holiday (vacation in the USA :-) You might ask online if anyone recommended particular locks or other security measures. But to say what locks you already had on what doors might be dodgy. To say that you had a particular lock but you had lost the key and therefore never used it would be crazy. And to say what days you were going to be away would be asking for it.