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Subject: Re: Lucent Managed Firewall?
From: "osiris @ gnss . com" <osiris @ gnss . com>
Organization: Global Network Security Systems
Date: Fri, 05 Dec 1997 22:05:37 -0800
To: Russ <Russ . Cooper @ rc . on . ca>
Cc: "'Firewalls Mailing List'" <firewalls @ GreatCircle . COM>, osiris @ gnss . com
References: <418996AD2954D11180860000E8D5C667018538 @ ns . rc . on . ca>
Reply-to: osiris @ gnss . com

Between now and the time that Mr. Cheswick appears, a quick overview
for anyone without a lot of time. Doc URLs are below...

++ Runs on Intel
++ Fits on a single floppy
++ Embedded within Inferno
++ No user accounts or file system
++ Must be assigned a logical IP (Hmmm.)
++ Reportedly remains invisible to the void
++ Encrypted communication with Management Server (DES,
Diffie/Hellman)
++ Uses a caching mechanism to determine if packers are/were allowed
++ Good for UNIX and NT (hosting Inferno)
++ Server-side apps on Management Server are in Java
++ Admin's login protected via SSL
++ Server has a digital certificate that can be verified
++ Native VPN support (U.S. only)
++ Granularity of and multiple security zones

Documents on LMF:

Technical Overview:
http://public1.lucent.com/security/pdf/technical_doc.pdf

Product Specification: 
http://public1.lucent.com/security/pdf/prod_spec.pdf

The FAQ (for lack of a better description):
http://public1.lucent.com/security/ask.html

Documents on Inferno generally:

Inferno Security
H. Bernard
http://207.121.184.224/security.html

Security in Inferno
D. Presotto
http://inferno.lucent.com/inferno/security.html

Descent into Limbo (Programming language for Inferno)
Kernighan
http://inferno.lucent.com/inferno/limbotut.html

Limbo Manual:
http://inferno.lucent.com/inferno/limbo.html

Real-Time Inferno
A. Sharma
http://207.121.184.224/realtime.html

What Inferno Runs On:
http://207.121.184.224/specs.html

Go here to get Inferno and the IDK (SDK):
http://inferno.lucent.com/inferno/registration.html

And, thanks to the folks at caltech.edu, a virtual treasure of
documents:
ftp://ftp.ugcs.caltech.edu/pub/ryip/infdoc/


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