ist there any difference (as seen from the outside) between
a) a host with ip_forwarding disabled and
b) a host with ip_forwarding enabled, but blocking all packets with
the default-rule of the forwarding-chain set to DENY?
I have not been able to find a real FTP-Proxy for Linux. There is one
with the TIS firewall toolkit, which is not applicable for us. So it was
idea to use Linux' Masquerading functionality to do the ftp "proxying".
(caching is not required). Are there any major security drawbacks with
thanx for any hints,