[Esd-l] Sanitizer for end users

John D. Hardin jhardin at impsec.org
Thu May 2 13:13:01 PDT 2002

On 2 May 2002, Kenneth Porter wrote:

> > "Here, install this into your Outlook. It covers all the holes MS left
> > in."
> They can do what I did: Install Linux on a spare old "doorstop" computer
> and use it as both a firewall and a mail gateway. You can run fetchmail
> to gather mail from your external mailboxes, which pushes it through
> sendmail to a local mailbox. Users inside the firewall connect to the
> firewall to retrieve their mail.

Yes, but you're technically competent and have spare boxes and a hub
lying around...

> I've seen several "Linux on a floppy" distributions kicking around. (For
> example, a friend is using Freesco as a print server at the office, to
> avoid buying a JetDirect.) Perhaps someone could adapt one to this kind
> of application to make it easy for the average Outlook user to deploy.

That might be a kewl project.

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