When you use the command line, aren't
the passwords also sent in the clear?
(I'm assuming you're telnetting in, rather than using
the console port or something.)
com on 11/21/97 12:16:08 PM
To: banz @
cc: firewalls @
COM (bcc: Ryan Russell/SYBASE)
Subject: Re: Cisco PIX Firewall -- comments?
I am in the middle of installing a PIX and am very unimpressed with it so
far. using the command line interface it is as difficult to setup as a
regular firewall (we decided against using the HTTP interface after the
CISCO rep informed us that the passwords for HTTP access were sent in the
clear!!!). We are not yet to the point where we would be able to see any
performance figures so I cannot comment on that.
On Fri, 21 Nov 1997, Robert Banz wrote:
> I have a client who is thinking of installing a Cisco PIX firewall
> on their site. Their "business" is web development and hosting.
> What comments do y'all have about the Cisco PIX firewall? Some things
> about it bug me -- especially that it's a total "black box" approach,
> no chance of say, writing your own proxies and such to run on the beast.
> Gimme info... lots of info... ;)