Archived from groups: comp.security.firewalls (More info?
"steve h." <email@example.com> wrote in
> I've heard a lot about major corporate internet servers going down
> because of DOS attacks. Can a NAT router be disabled in the same way ?
> TIA. Steve
A NAT router helps prevent DoS attacks by not forwarding unsolicited
requests to the network. Also, if a NAT router has SPI, then that as well
will prevent a DoS attack as I understand it.
If a Web server went down due to a DoS attack, then the server was being
exposed in the DMZ or port forwarding was being done from a router or FW
appliance to the Web server I would think.