On Tuesday, September 16, 1997 13:04PM Paul Ferguson wrote:
>At 09:10 AM 9/16/97 -0500, Michael Sorbera wrote:
>> One word on my understanding of the packet filter vs. application
>>proxy war...folks that have cut their teeth on packet filtering being
>>garbage, and application proxy being the only thing that really works,
>>are kind of like the paradigm of the swiss watchmakers that couldn't
>>grasp a watch without gears...they just can't see it...
>Bad comparison -- I'd still take a good Swiss watch over an
>electronic timepiece any day. ;-)
Another bad comparison: While the Swiss watches might be better, the
populace voted with the price of the electronic. In the marketplace, good
products don't always win. In the computer realm, secure safe code generally
loses to feature rich; at least initially.