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From Michael Louie Loria <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] DMZ and Port Forward
Date Wed, 15 Mar 2006 04:24:11 GMT
>>> The web server will then receive everything that isn't assigned to
>>> port-forward. This includes worms and such that prey on the
>>> weaknesses of whatever machine they can reach, including the hapless
>>> MSIE-enabled Windows machine that the DMZ entry might point to. This
>>> just seems unnecessary considering your typical webserver usually
>>> requires just one port coming in.
>>> If you absolutely, positively need a DMZ host, it's because you ran
>>> out of slots for port-forwarding on your router, and just need enough
>>> things on one machine that you just set the entire thing as a DMZ. If
>>> you need a DMZ and you can help it, use a Linux box.
>>> Dustin
>>> Michael Louie Loria wrote:
>>>> Hello,
>>>> What is the difference if I place the web server in DMZ or behind the
>>>> router via Port forward?
>>>> What are the security, performance ... issues between the 2?
>>>> Thanks,
>>>> Michael Louie Loria
>>>> LoRz Technology Solutions

Ok got it. Thanks. probably DMZ would be a last resort for a webserver.

Michael Louie Loria
LoRz Technology Solutions

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