To firewall or not to firewall, that is the ?
I pretty much have always thought there should be a good firewall between any system and the internet, however a man that i respect and has been in the hosting field for several years told me that on my web/mx server that i don't need one, because I only have so many ports opened up on it.
I currently don't have a firewall in front of this box, but wanted your opinions about it.
Here are the ports I have open from mxtoolbox port scan
6 open ports:
21 ftp Success 62 ms
22 ssh Success 78 ms
25 smtp Success 78 ms
80 http Success 78 ms
110 pop3 Success 78 ms
143 imap Success 78 ms
Eager to hear what you all have to say.