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At 01:39 PM 2/20/97 +0000, Danny Cox <dannyc @
(quoting ArkanoiD <ark @
>> *blocking* dcc is easy. *proxying* dcc is real pain in the ass. afaik no
>> one (except maybe commercial firewall manufacturers) succeed in doing that
>Right .. thanks. I don't really care about proxying dcc anyway .. I would
>like to know how to proxy irc in a secure manner though.
>> Doesn't require/use UDP. DCC channels are client-client. The _main_
>> problem with IRC from a security standpoint is naive users using IRC and
>> super-duper clients which can easily be turned into remote shells.
>Hmm .. okay. Are there any ways that folk can recommend to handle irc then
>other than not to handle it at all?
Since UDP isn't involved and basic IRC uses a well-known port,
wouldn't plug-gw work for this?
plug-gw: port 6677 your.subnets.*.* -plug-to some_irc_server -port 6677
The DCC insecurities (if I understand correctly that inbound DCC
initiates connections on _random_ ports) are already dealt with if you're
already controlling connection attempts to your other firewall ports.
What am I missing here?
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