>...function points. The discussion has gotten dragged a bit off
>base because testing is a great issue to engage in vendor-bashing
>over. Since it's axiomatic that no amount of testing is ever
>enough, then it's always easy to point your finger and say
>"you should test more." It's interesting that I'm the only
>representative from a firewall vendor that has touched the
>discussion. :) You'd think that people would be *impressed*
Not really. I am usually a day or so behind on this list, but I do get
in responses. And I have noticed reponses from others in my group.
>by the fact that our source code has been published and reviewed
>by all the experts and hackers out there, including our competition.
>You'd think people would be *impressed* by the fact that we have
>published our design criteria and how/why we do what we do. Ask
>the other guys what goes on inside their black boxes and they'll
>tell you "trust us."
No, we still include our source code, but you can not anonymous ftp it
from anywhere freely.