This has been an ongoing planning debate for us... does the potential
latency and overhead of a firewall potentially point toward putting
high-access high-performance WWW servers on the net without a firewall?
Is there a true trade-off of "security vs. performance"?
Presume that the WWW servers are at a co-location ISP site and don't
have any "critical data" on them. They are mostly publish sites...
What is the norm for large sites, say 10MB connected sites or DS3 (45MB)
connected sites... Are large public WWW servers typically "behind a
firewall" or are they in the clear? Yahoo, Microsoft, Netscape, etc?
I mean the large sites... 1,000,000/hits a day sites? What about
10,000,000/hits a day?
If there is a discussion in the archives that might be of use, let me