Are you aware of the DECUS library of security tools? I am unaware of any
specific firewall software from DECUS, but there are several useful
security tools. (For non-VMS types, DECUS is a VAX user group, on the
order of SHARE for IBM, and USENIX for UNIX.) There is a nominal charge
(usually $25 - $40) to cover the cost of cutting a tape.
I have listed a few samples of available software below. I have also
included the address to contact DECUS. They can send you their current
Hope this helps.
* Security Tools Collection - This package contains software that pertains
to various aspects of computer security.
* AUTOLOG - AUTOLOG is a program designed to handle logoff of idle processes.
* DIAL - DIAL prevents unauthorized access from dial-in callers and allows
authorized users to access the computer from a dial-back line.
* CODER - CODER is a VAX PASCAL program which encrypts and decrypts text
* Protect - Protect is a system to protect VMS executables from attack by
computer viruses by detecting any tampering with the executable done by the
* LOCKOUT - LOCKOUT is a terminal locking program which uses the users
login password to regain control of a terminal.
* Check Password - Check Password (CHECK_PASS) is a program that allows
the system manager to check the accounts on a VMS system against poor
password selections by the users.
* DYNIDENT - DYNIDENT is a program installed with privilege that
allows selected unprivileged users grant/revoke selected rights
Who to Contact:
DECUS Membership/Ordering Information 508-841-3511/3502/3500
Orders and related correspondence should be sent to:
LIBRARY ORDER PROCESSING
Shrewsbury, MA 01545-4195
Subject: Firewall tools for VMS?
To: firewalls @
Date: Thu, 11 Aug 94 10:56:59 PDT
From: "Andrew T. Rodnite" <rodnite @
Cc: bugtraq @
Sender: Firewalls-Owner @
Does anybody know of an archive for firewall/security tools for
VMS (specifically a password Cracker) type program although a
true firewall tookit would be welcome as well. My company's soon
to be on the Internet and I want to tighten down all possible
systems on our internal net.
G023, Secure Information Technology, Mail Stop Z231,
The MITRE Corporation, 7525 Colshire Drive
McLean, VA 22102-3481
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Phone: (703) 883-6821
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