3. FrontBase Specifications
3.2. Key Features
3.2.2. FrontBase Security
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FrontBase implements black and white lists (also known as the "whiskey list") for determining which clients may connect.
When a client connects to the FrontBase server, the IP address of the client is checked against a black and white list. If the IP address is on the black list, the connection is refused. If the IP address is on the white list, the connection is accepted.
If an IP address is on the white list, you can specify if a secure communication channel is required for that address. In most cases, it will be ok to allow local connections to run without encryption.
FrontBase can also run in a mode where it accepts only local connections. This may be useful when backing up a WebObjects or PHP powered web server, as it ensures that outsiders cannot connect directly to the database.
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