Subject: Re: use of securelevel.
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List: current-users
Date: 04/03/1997 14:25:08
Darren Reed wrote:

> It has been suggested that IP Filter disallow changes to filter rules if
> securelevel is set to some level...(I think 3 was the suggestion).
> However, before doing this, I want to poll people on whether they think
> three is appropriate, or should 10 be used (say) as a synonym for
> "firewall security level".

I think it's a bit odd to allow filter rule changes in multiuser (1)
and above.  If you're running a secure system, then changes which
affect system security should only be allowed in single-user, and
surely filter ruleset changes would fall into that category.

If you're running an insecure system, then securelevel should
be -1 anyway :-)
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