In message <199502241911 .
org> George Mullins writes:
> Check again. A large amount of Internet traffic is actually routed
> using SUN machines as routers.
Never said it wasn't. And I suggest that people will want to use
what is to them a better known system than this arcane academic
> But traceroute does no a router make. How about gated, routed,
> mrouted? Are they there?
Got me. I'm fifty miles and nine days away from my Alpha.
> > So what? Least privilege.
> And least performance!
I'd say performance is not the top priority for a firewall - security
> Oh goody a single implementation of something. That will take the
> market by storm.
Emwac have their HTTPD, Bob Denny's done the WinHttpd for NT...hell,
even X11R6 and emacs run on NT. To me, that's flexible.
> At least it has been tested in the real world moving "billions and
> billions" of packets.
And holes are still being found in it. Or it's configuration. Or
[Hmmm, sounds like a Carl Sagan programme: "billions and billions
of packets ago, in the primordial soup of the internet..."]
> We don't have to prepare for NT as a firewall, we do have to prepare
> for NT and Chicago and huge number of netsurfers they will bring.
I think we will need to do both. PC sites will want something
around that they're familiar with and if a reasonably configured
NT box can be dual homed, run a proxy and handle mail then
they'll be happy. Oh yeah. And turn off source routing too :-)