Arkanoid and other list members:
I use Wingate... and you can call it gateway to hell :)
It absolutely hates NT: by that I mean random 100% CPU consumption...
Turtle speed slowdowns etc. Once it got so bad I had to almost reboot the
Also it has a tendency to disobey it's license agreement as gatekeeper
(the config console) if you add more than 50 users... Also the
performance of gatekeeper chokes...
And oh yes, it also likes to disobey gatekeeper's settings as well (can't
hang up phone dialer when you click reset, for example)
inline logins to ftp/http resources aren't supported, such as
host you must use user:password @
host (security hole imho),
host won't work either.
Tricky SMTP setup user#host, password. Yeah that's #
However, once these bugs are worked out, it's a nice system.
I like these features:
Full timestamped logs
Transparency, automatic config of clients
SECURITY RESTRICTIONS by IP and Location, and time and userid. (although
a bit time consuming to configure)
Groups of users.. Default rights
And a bunch of others.
The control interface is intuitive to use... However, beware it crashes
sometimes. Also you must not forget to save settings. Administration
could be streamlined a bit.
Performance is OK.. But not blazing... we are having reports with extreme
slowdowns in version 2.1beta. That's being investigated.
*NEW* Version 2.1beta features Java client authentication.
Their latest beta appears to be stable... for more information check out
http://www.wingate.net (main site) and http://beta.wingate.net (beta,
They run internal discussion forums and a search engine, have fun :)
P.S. I don't work for Deerfield software and no solicitation was
intended, I am their beta tester, however.
Leonid S. Knyshov
Information Systems Manager
com (for MIME messages: wiseleo @
Also known as Wise_One of CyBrids CSE
On Mon, 08 Dec 1997 16:03:06 RST ark @
ru (-= ArkanoiD =-)
>Does anybody have expirience with software product named "Wingate"? It
>be something like cheap entry-level firewall system for Windows 95 and
>People often do ask me if they need a "real" firewall or Wingate is
>them. So the questions are how good is it from the viewpoint of
>b) control and monitoring features
>c) protocol support
>Thanks for any info.
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From: ark @
ru (-= ArkanoiD =-)