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 Packet Crafting for Firewall & IDS Audits

"It is best to not blindly rely on the output of certain automated tools when auditing devices that safeguard your valuable computing assets. I would compare this to an analogy where one manually checks his door locks and the burners on the stove before going to bed, instead of waiting for a burglar or a fire alarm to be woken up. You know you've done everything required to safeguard your environment, but at the end of the day you still want to make sure. Packet crafting, when used to audit your network, cannot verify all conditions affecting your firewall and IDS, but the process can do so a fair number of them."

 (Submitted by Noel Sun Jul 4, 2004 )


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