Bryan D. Boyle writes:
> Date: Wed, 5 Apr 1995 22:16:00 -0400 (EDT)
> From: "Bryan D. Boyle" <bdboyle @
> Subject: Re: http proxy on firewall
> To: "Jon E. Price" <jon @
> Why not run the proxy on the wall?
> 1) most proxies have holes large enough for your delivery trucks to drive
> through in terms of access privs, etc. etc. Do you want large, monolithic
> programs running on the firewall? No.
I agree if you are talking about an http proxy such as NCSA's. However, I
do believe you can run a http proxy 'safely' if it is of the TIS fwtk
variety (small, compact, easy to configure, and best of all, source
> 2) processor gets eaten up by the proxy server. big, complex program=
> big, complex cpu usage.
Tom Brink tom @
Technical Support Specialist
Technical Research Center
Information Services Group
Arizona Department of Transportation