Would you attempt to build your own virus software based on the knowledge
that you've 'seen a few virii in your time'? There are more ways around
most firewalls than is ever discussed in this group. IMHO, to create your
own firewall without continual knowledge of what new attacks are being
created almost daily is an act of network suicide... Getting in with a
reputable firewall commpany who maintains this knowledge and passes updates
along is very similar to quality virus companies who provide constant
updates to their product addressing new strains.
At 09:07 AM 7/11/96 -0700, you wrote:
>What are people's experiences with freeware products for firewalling,
proxy, etc.? Good, bad, dangerous?
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