[kwlug-disc] firewall question

unsolicited unsolicited at swiz.ca
Wed Feb 18 19:11:46 EST 2009


Raul Suarez wrote, On 02/18/2009 8:16 AM:
>> From: unsolicited <unsolicited at swiz.ca>
> 
>> Remote users just multiply the complexity by a more than 
>> exponential amount. If the first line of defence is physical 
>> security, that just got thrown out the window.
> 
> Independently of agreeing on the security part.
> 
> Can we agree that remote users are a necessity of modern business
> until instant teleportation is a reality?
> 
> Users should be educated and made responsible for anything that
> happens under their ID.
> 
> (FYI, I'm currently at home but writing this from my office
> computer. I'm VPNing as I had to start the day early to send some
> emails and prepare some status reports before I get to the office)

On a different side of the coin ... I've heard it said that more and 
more people are putting in more and more time at work, without being 
paid overtime.

VPN'ing in is just self-inflicting this on oneself.

There is some truth to 'leave work at work.' Other areas in life, 
particularly family, is as, or I'd say, more, important than work.

'course the truth is somewhere in between, neither 0% nor 100%. And 
'tis a hard line to draw, let alone follow. Particularly when 'just a 
little more' work will 'get it off my plate.' Hours later ...

Perhaps not implementing VPN is a good thing. And good luck to us all 
with that thought.



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