RE: Getting a "portable" /19 or /20

From: Greg Maxwell []
Sent: Tuesday, April 10, 2001 12:46 PM

> There's also a general perception that NAT increases security; some
> "security" companies go so far as to say NAT removes the need for a
> firewall. It's amazing how many network admins believe this.

Some also say that firewalls/nats remove the need to secure
your systems.

They would also be wrong. Picture one user, with a wireless port or
direct-dial modem, also attached to your internal LAN. NAT or no NAT, FW or
no FW, your data is toast unless you trust them explicitly. This includes
100% of your internal users.

NAT, Firewalls, and bastion-hosts, make your LAN secure.