On Fri, 15 Nov 1996, Marcus J. Ranum wrote:
> I *strongly* believe that the term "firewall" was first applied to
> network devices as a damage limiting device, not as a security
> device. But security coopted the term.
The first time I heard the term "firewall", many years ago, it was in
exactly the context of a damage limiting device, in an argument about
bridging vs. routing in a large building lan. But at that time, the
local admins were trying to figure out why all of the different TCP/IP
implementations wouldn't talk to each other, and a 286 looked like a
powerful desktop computer.
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