Re: [syndic8] Feed Actions
- Yes that might be good for people like me without newsreaders. But most
people that browse Syndic8 probably have them. I just put all my news I like
on my Web pages or else read them through Bloglines.
Thanks for explaining it.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Bill Kearney" <ml_yahoo@...>
Sent: Friday, August 20, 2004 7:36 AM
Subject: Re: [syndic8] Feed Actions
> > ... It's possible there could be some better explanation of
> this on the s8 pages.
> -Bill Kearney
- An app can and, as you suggest, should control what IP address it
listens on. Most of the time there's not much reason to be listening
to these requests from other IP addresses.
Actually, a good firewall not only cares what the IP is but from
WHERE the packet is coming from. A 127.0.0.1 packet coming IN the
ethernet port should be a solid indication that it is bogus. If
newsreader software is doing this, by default, the packets should be
banned. That would be like a 192.168.... or a 10.x.x.x packet
coming in from the Internet. Those are private/local net addresses
and should never be present on the Internet.
Zone Alarm is a poor choice as it doesn't check these kinds of rules
very carefully. I just wish Gauntlet was a lot less money but it
sure is secure.