At 08:23 AM 9/12/95 -0700, Bradley E. Hubbard wrote:
>I'm wondering if anyone knows of any firewall products that have been
>developed in and for an IPX environment?
Internet Junction(recently purchased by Cisco) has a gateway that converts
IPX to IP. It's available for Solaris, HP-UX, IRX ...
It has the advantage of not putting TCP stacks on the IPX clients, but it's
not the right solution for many people.
1. TCP stacks are now free and Win95 and all that jive from Redmond will
have it included.
2. The IJ product still requires a dll on all the PC's.
3. Compatability in gatewaying the 2 unlike protocols seems to be a
4. It has to run as an application on a machine which will need to be
adequately secured itself.
5. Performance is limited.
I don't want to offend anyone, but I think the right solution is just let
the IPX clients live in the IP world as opposed to trying to gateway their
>Thanks in advance,
Andrew Foss Tel. 415/494-NETS(6387)
Network Translation Inc. Dir. 415/855-0725
1901 Embarcadero Rd. FAX 415/424-9110
Palo Alto, CA 94303 email afoss @