+ From firewalls-owner @
COM Mon Apr 17 21:13:16 1995
+ From: Stephen .
+ Date: Mon, 17 Apr 1995 20:04:14 -0500 (CDT)
+ Subject: Re: firewalls book??
+ To: ddk @
+ Cc: firewalls @
COM, Stephen .
+ Sender: firewalls-owner @
+ > Has anyone seen the book "Internet Firewalls and Network Security"? I would
+ > like to hear some type of review before I order one..
+ It's been on my night stand for 2 months, and I haven't been able to get
+ through it. There's so much general TCP/IP and UNIX information I
+ haven't been able to get through it to the firewall stuff yet.
+ (Disclaimer: I know this stuff, and was looking for something to
+ recommend to clients.)
+ I hated the typography. Tiny side thoughts that should be surrounded by
+ parantheses (if they're to be included at all) are instead set in a
+ decorated box with an engraved "Note" and hand-holding-pencil icon in
+ the margin. (An example of a thought that gets this "Note" treatment,
+ under the finger command: "Idle time is minutes if it is a single
+ integer, hours and minutes if a colon (:) is present, or days and hours
+ if a "d" is present.") Very distracting, impeding rather than enhancing
+ I'm not usually negative on books. I loved the volume on mail privacy
+ that came packaged with it as a main selection from the (Newbridge)
+ Library of Computer and Information Science Book Club.
+ I'll sell you my copy for $10.
I havn't been willing to spend 'good money' for it, but, at -that- price...
if the original poster doesn't want it, I'll take it off your hands!