[CentOS] Security advice, please

John Doe jdmls at yahoo.com
Tue Dec 23 13:51:15 UTC 2008


> Then, I want to read from my own IMAP server when I'm away from home.  Is 
> there a better way than opening port 143?

The easiest would be if you had a fixed external IP and only allow it; but I guess that won't be the case.
Maybe using an other port than 143?  But I don't think that would fool port scanners.
Or you could firewall everything and try "port knocking" to open it on demand and let you go through...

JD


      



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