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Re: NAT, and appliances...


From: Mark Burgess
Subject: Re: NAT, and appliances...
Date: Mon, 28 Nov 2005 06:46:27 +0100

Clearly NAT is a reduction of the full network repertoire. Some people
mistakenly associate this with an increase in security. I would rather
say it is a lack of functionality. There will always be some problems
with NAT, but it also depends to some extent on how you set it up.

M

On Mon, 2005-11-28 at 11:51 +1100, Tim Nelson wrote:
> On Sun, 27 Nov 2005, Steve Brorens wrote:
> 
> > I'm looking at using cfengine to manage and monitor a number of
> > 'appliance' type boxes on a range of sites, but I'm concerned that I may
> > have probelms with NAT and DNS issues,
> >
> > Anyone used cfengine where:
> >
> > - the managed systems are behind NAT-type firewalls
> > - DNS may be 'odd' (they're Linux systems configured onto Windows
> > networks, and their DNS names might be someting like
> > box.internal.acme.com or box.local or box.acme.local - conventions at
> > different customers will differ
> >
> > Is this likely to cause problems?
> >
> > How best to avoid probs?
> 
>       Well, it would probably be a good idea to ask the same question on 
> the network-automation list :).
> 
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