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I am a researcher in theoretical ecology and evolution. My work focuses on regime shifts and draws from many disciplines, including mathematics, computer science, economics, and physics. I'm particularly interested in open science, active learning, big data, web tools, R, high performance computing. Visit my open lab notebook for more information on what I do.


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comment What vulnerabilities does having a firewall prevent against, after enabling commonly used ports?
@closetnoc thanks for your answers. I realize that an expert can do a lot with a firewall, but my question is if the 'off-the-shelf' settings I list above, that don't use custom filters, etc, accomplish anything, and if so what. I realize it "blocks attacks on port 1234" etc, thus decreasing 'possible' attacks, but have no idea if there is such a thing as an attack through port 1234.
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comment What vulnerabilities does having a firewall prevent against, after enabling commonly used ports?
@john-conde thanks for your comment, and excuse the imprecision of a newbie. If the revision is not more narrow, perhaps you can clarify what it is you are looking for?
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comment What vulnerabilities does having a firewall prevent against, after enabling commonly used ports?
@closetnoc The link above suggests not to block outbound ports. My question wasn't about all possible things you can do using firewalls, but rather if anything was gained by the basic setting of doing nothing more than restricting inbound traffic to ports 80 & 22.
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