> Sound advice. However, if, for example, I cannot telnet to
> somehost.someplace.com, does that mean that
> a> the firewall doesn't allow it?
> b> somehost.someplace.com is down?
> c> my ip stack is misconfigured?
> d> some internal router is hosed?
> e> the Internet has been dismantled by the FCC?
> you get the idea... ;)
Sounds like your real question is "may I", not "can I". Ask for a copy of
the security policy. If they won't give it to you, either get a waiver
from the client, an umbrella liability policy, or walk (briskly) away from
Just my $.019987564 (wish they'd replace this darn Pentium).
W.C. Epperson "I have great faith in fools.
Senior SE Self-confidence, my friends call it."
Information Security Officer --Edgar Allan Poe--
Virginia Dept. of Education