> From: Rafeeq Ur Rehman <rehman @
> To: Dave Sroelov <dsroelov @
> Cc: fw-1-mailinglist @
com; firewalls @
> Subject: Re: strange behavior
> Date: Thursday, February 13, 1997 12:35 AM
> On Wed, 12 Feb 1997, Dave Sroelov wrote:
> > being somewhat new to FW-1 i have come across something that is a
> > strange. if i set up a policy with one rule that says to reject all
> > packet types from source=any to destination=any and log everything, why
> > does ping still work?
> > if i specifically add a rule to block icmp packets then ping stops. i
> > would think that blocking 'all' packet types would block everything
> > FW-1 knows about, and it knows about icmp.
> If you have an application level firewall, it may not stop icmp.
> Rafeeq Ur Rehman
> rehman @
Your first scenario would have worked if you would have disable icmp
under properties. FW-1 by default will allow ping unless specifically
denied in a rule or better, just disabling icmp under properties as I
stated above, is the best way to go.
FYI: Raptor is an application gateway firewall which stops icmp.
>We have firewall-1 Rel. 2.1.
>We defined about 90 Network Objects.
>If we want to add now a host in the rule base editor, the popup
>menu for the hosts does not get displayed anylonger.
>In the console window we get the following error message
>"XView warning: Menu too large for screen (Command menu package)"
>I found some hints about it in the SUNsolve database. It says there,
>that this is a known bug and that in future releases it would be
>But I need a solution before that.
>I think this problem had been discussed before, but I have not keep
>Many thanks in advance for your time and help.
>Kind Regards Rene
Edit objects.c and change the <display in menu> tag from T to F. This
will not show the object in the window and allow you to add more
objects. Obviously, you only want to do this for objects you dont need
often. Its a mikey-mouse solutions, but until sun changes their XVIEW
libraries, you stuck with this solution.
Boni D. Bruno bbruno @
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