Angel Jesus Varela-Vaca

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Firewalls provide the first line of defence of nearly all networked institutions today. However, Firewall ACLs could have inconsistencies, allowing traffic that should be denied or vice versa. In this paper, we analyze the inconsistency characterization problem as a separate problem of the diagnosis one, and propose formal definitions in order to(More)
Writing and managing firewall ACLs are hard, tedious, time-consuming and error-prone tasks for a wide range of reasons. During these tasks, inconsistent rules can be introduced. An inconsistent firewall ACL implies in general a design fault, and indicates that the firewall is accepting traffic that should be denied or vice versa. This can result in severe(More)
— Developing and managing firewall Access Control Lists (ACLs) are hard, time-consuming, and error-prone tasks for a variety of reasons. Complexity of networks is constantly increasing, as it is the size of firewall ACLs. Networks have different access control requirements which must be translated by a network administrator into firewall ACLs. During this(More)