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 From:  "Chad R. Larson" <clarson at eldocomp dot com>
 To:  Boris Rudoy <boris at rudoy dot com>, "m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch" <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] mono parameters
 Date:  Mon, 1 Dec 2003 17:47:41 -0700
At 10:34 AM 12/1/2003, Boris Rudoy wrote:
>I believe access authorization is reliable.  No clear text password, isn't 
>it? Or I should use https for this reason?

If I were going to do this (and I'm not), I would at least use HTTPS with 
client X509 certificates.

What I =do= do is ssh through the m0n0wall to a host on the LAN side, and 
then run lynx pointed back at the m0n0wall.  Some folks I know do the same 
thing in GUI land by using a Remote Desktop (RDP) connection through the 
m0n0wall and then pointing a browser back at the m0n0wall.

The point, I guess, is that you want to leave your firewall as simple and 
rock-solid as you can.  Every feature you add is a potential exploit.

That is perhaps why there seems to be a schizophrenic view of m0n0wall on 
the Soekris net4501.  Is it a firewall?  Is it a network appliance?  It 
shouldn't be both.


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