At 09:59 AM 11/9/95 PST, Wilburn,Ted-Dept of Technology wrote:
>A request from a colleague, Thanks
>Ted Wilburn, twilburn @
>Forwarded message begin:
>From: owner-kydtc[SMTP:owner-kydtc @
>Sent: Thursday, November 09, 1995 10:14 AM
>To: Multiple recipients of list KYDTC
>Subject: Firewall Software
>Pendleton County has a wide area network installed and is now in the
>process of getting acceptable use policies signed by students and parents.
>I am experiencing a good deal of pressure to install a firewall to prevent
>access to some of the "bad stuff." Is anyone out there successfully using
>firewall software and how is it setup. Thanks
Advise your friend that identifing "bad stuff" on his wan is *very* general
and there is no real way to respond to this question.
If however the county is providing Internet access to the public school
system, there must be some serious thought involved. Lots of liability
here. There is so much "bad stuff" out there that is quickly accessed by
*any* child. Everything from child porno to bomb making. IMHO the net (in
general) should be rated A for Adult use only.
A firewall is most often used to protect the "inside" from the outside".
Although it is possible to use a firewall to restrict access to an external
system, it would be easy to circumnavigate.
S. Lane Pierce