I have been following this list for some time now and it seems that the
majority of Firewall implementations protect Unix and TCP/IP environments. I
am wondering what the issues are with regards to Firewalls protecting NT or
NetWare environments that use TCP/IP rather than NetBEUI or IPX. Someone may
be able to spoof an IP packet in an unprotected environment, but does this
matter if there is an IPX packet inside the TCP/IP packet that can't be
spoofed? Ditto for NT.
I'd appreciate thoughts on this as I have a concern that an expensive
firewall solution may not be as necessary in this environment as a "pure"
TCP/IP environment. Would packet filters suffice?
Also, are there any known ways that NT/NetWare can be compromised via
"traditional" TCP/IP hacking methods, or does the packet encapsulation make
it easier/more complex?
Thanks and Regards,