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Subject: Re: Catapult
From: lists @ lina . inka . de (Bernd Eckenfels)
Date: Fri, 26 Jul 1996 23:59:11 +0200 (MET DST)
To: Firewalls @ GreatCircle . COM
In-reply-to: <c=US%a=_%p=Toronto%l=MAIL-960726204438Z-6 @ mail . rc . toronto . on . ca> from "Russ" at Jul 26, 96 04:44:38 pm


> Ken Hardy finally said...
> >"That would justify a proprietary implementation, perhaps, but would not be
> >incompatible with parallel support for Standard Socks TCP clients."
> Given that WinSock is specifically designed to implement BSD Sockets in
> a Microsoft Windows environment, anything that Microsoft does to
> implement the of remoting WinSock applications will be proprietary to
> the Microsoft Windows environment due to the nature of the API in
> question.

Hmm... on the Client side this is true. But we are talking about firewalls.
One can't use Microsofts Catapult as a firewall for Unix Systems running
Socks Clients, since the Firewall doesnt understand the Protokoll. With
Socks you can use a Unix-FW to proxy MS Clients and you can use Unix-Clients

Anyway.. what are the IP Firewalling capabilities of the Catapult System?

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