<> Rich Morin wrote:
Rich (and everyone else); I'm sorry this has caused a problem.
I knew that my paper had been archived in comp.security.misc
and was originally distributed via firewalls mailing list (and
I thought archived there, but maybe it is gone).
Please inform anyone that is interested that the paper
can be retrieved from my host via anonymous ftp, the
file is in ~/pub/misc/security.txt.Z. I have also been
responding to numerous requests via email and I have no
problem continuing to do so. My email address is:
To ftp, ftp to tomahawk.welch.jhu.edu
Also, due to a large amount of encouragement from several
people, I am in the process now of updating and editing
my paper and will release a new version probably within
July. I will also include references to some more recent
tools (but of course I'm not making an attempt to write
a book report on every possible firewall solution, or I
would never be able to stop writing it--or maybe I should
go into business and make this an annual production ;) ;).
Again, I apologize if the "source" information I gave
was erroneous, I thought I was following a good practice.
<> > From: Frederick M Avolio <avolio @
<> > Date: Tue, 5 Jul 94 18:40:07 EDT
<> > Subject: Oh... so that's whay all of the requests
<> > Latest UNIX Review. Richard Morin's column. He lists this mailing
<> > list as the place to get Reinhardt's paper. Or someone mistyped.
<> > If he had mentioned the TIS Internet Firewall Toolkit in his column on
<> > freely available internet security tools, I'd be more likely to defend
<> > him. :-)
At the time I did the original paper, TIS had a PEM product which I
was told by someone at TIS that it was not free (although I did
mention it in my paper).... sorry, can't cover everything, but I
will gladly accept recommendations (as I did from Herve Schauer
on his firewall product).
<> If I'd known about it, I surely would have mentioned it, but none of my
<> sources said anything about it. Care to email me a pointer, so I can do
<> something about it in the future?
<> More generally, my apologies to all who are, have been, or will be hassled
<> by flocks of prospective firewall enthusuasts mailing into this group.
<> UNIX Review asked for a source for Mr. Reinhardt's paper, and he sent us:
<> > Title: An Architectural Overview of UNIX Network Security
<> > Date: February 1993
<> > Author: Robert B. Reinhardt <breinhar @
<> > Source: Internet/USENET <firewalls @
<> I'm sorry about all the noise and confusion; I didn't catch the fact that
<> the above information was going to cause problems for youall. I'm not
<> generally in the business of trashing newsgroups and this certainly wasn't
<> an attempt at same. Finally, since I am not a subscriber to this group
<> (No Time! No Time!), I haven't even seen the messages in question. I
<> only found out about it because a friend on the list copied Mr. Avolio's
<> message to me. !!!SIGH!!!
<> I would really appreciate it if someone in the group would be willing to
<> send polite email responses to the requesters pointing them back to Robert,
<> me, or even better, the archives for comp.security.misc... OK???
/__,_ _ o ____ /_ __. __ Robert Bryan Reinhardt
/_) (_</_<_/ / <_/ /_(_/|_/ (_ @tomahawk.welch.jhu.edu
From: rdm @
com (Rich Morin)