Subject Re: [firebird-support] Restrict login to a certain IP address
Author Jason Dodson
Actually, while this SEEMS like a great idea, I can tell you now what the major
issue will be...<br><br>

There are multitudes of firewalls out there, that report the originating IP
address as the address assigned to the LAN address of the router, NOT the actual
internet IP address. So when UserX wants to connect remotely, having said stupid
firewall, will be confused why it never works.

Sure. Someone out there will be like "Don't use a stupid firewall". Right. We
can always do what we want...


> Yves,
> There is a discussion about it on fb-devel some weeks ago.
> Jim propose the use of what he call COTTERIES (not sure how to spell
> it). The cotteries will be a set of username/ip address (ip range or
> something like that). I argued if this is just the firewall work done
> inside the DB engine.
> He pointed out that you could for example limit SYSDBA only to your
> internal lan, and let other users access from outside world.
> After his argument, I accept it as a good thing :-)
> Alex Peshkov said it will be easy to implement.
> for more info take a look on fb-devel archives
> the subject is
> Re: [Firebird-Architect] Re: [Firebird-admin] Re: [Firebird-devel]
> Common Message Repository
> around November/09
> see you !

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