In "Notes from Usenix BOF", in reference to the San Diego Usenix, Rik
>[Question:] Is it possible do do WAIS through a firewall?
>BC: No practical way to do WAIS through a firewall.
>Brian Berliner [berliner @
com]: No way to do WAIS through a proxy
Could someone please elaborate ?? Why ??
My users are likely to want to run wais, gopher and archie clients from
the internal side of the firewall. Currently, they would have to telnet
to a cooperative outside host and run the clients there. How is the former
more insecure than the latter ?
Eventually, my users may wish to offer a wais server. The notes above
cause me to hesitate offering this on the firewall. What security
problems will this cause ?
I could put these services on a sacrificial host outside the gateway, is
this the only "safe" way ??
My apologies if these are novice questions.