[Shorewall-users] dhcp problem

Örjan Johansson orjan@bolibompa.com
Sun, 5 May 2002 23:30:46 +0200

Hi Scott,

>-----Original Message-----
>From: J.Scott Merritt [mailto:Scott@PragmaSoft.com] 
>Posted At: den 5 maj 2002 22:21
>Posted To: shorewall
>Conversation: [Shorewall-users] dhcp problem
>Subject: Re: [Shorewall-users] dhcp problem

>In an obvious statement of iqnorance, I will admit that I had no clue
the was an RFC1918 address nor >that it would be
"reasonable" for the cable modem ISP to use one for their DHCP server.
>Thanks for the help, Scott.

I don't think it's ignorant at all. The fact that some ISP's use RFC1918
addresses for their DNS and DHCP servers undermines security.
Unfortunately, a lot of us are stuck with their stubborn unwillingness
to care about anything but making money... Of course we should all be
able to run our firewalls in non-RFC1918-mode to protect ourselves but
alas... You're not the first to get caught by this!


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