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SubjectRe: iptables: "stateful inspection?"
Alan Cox wrote:

> It does SYN checking. If you are running 'serious' security you wouldnt be
> allowing outgoing connections anyway. One windows christmascard.exe virus that
> connects back to an irc server to take input and you are hosed.

Thankfully, pine and mutt are, to date, immune to that kind of thing. :)

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