Re: Why does Debian allow all incoming traffic by default
- Date: Thu, 20 Sep 2018 23:21:31 -0400
- From: Roberto C. Sánchez <roberto@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Why does Debian allow all incoming traffic by default
On Fri, Sep 21, 2018 at 08:34:50AM +0530, Subhadip Ghosh wrote:
> I am using Debian and the recently I learned that a standard Debian
> installation allows all 3 types of traffics especially incoming by default.
What do you mean by "all 3 types of traffics"?
> I know I can easily use iptables to tighten the rules but I wanted to know
> the reasons behind the choice of this default behaviour and if it makes the
> system more vulnerable?
The behavior you observe is likely because that is the best default that is
> I tried searching on the Internet but did not get
> any satisfactory explanation. It will be helpful if anybody knows the
> answers to my questions or can redirect me to a helpful document.
Where did you search or what terms did you use?
Roberto C. Sánchez