jfruhlinger writes "Firewalls are an important part of any network setup — but if you put them in front of your Web servers, they become a single point of failure in the event of a DDoS attack. "Folks do it because they have been programmed to do it," says one security expert, but he urges you to avoid this setup at all costs."
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