Padgett writes -
> Then it would not exactly be a Bastion either in the dictionary sense
> ("an angular projection from a wall affording a crossfire on attackers")
> or in the firewall sense (C&B pg 51 "an exposed gateway machine"), rather
> this would be more of an "exposed repository" (sure there must be a better
> word but do not have all of my resources handy) "vestibule" or "airlock"
> maybe ? Would not even have to be co-located, any service provider could
> well offer this function.
> Possibly splitting heirs (Aspin) but we mis-communicate so often that it
> is important to keep the terms straight.
"Bastion" always sounded odd anyway -- now we're attaching steadfast
descriptions? I like "vapornet" or "turnipnet".
Any off-the-wall name works, however, there are as many flavors of
security and "firwalling" as that ice cream place. ,-)
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