: From: "Andrew T. Rodnite" <rodnite @
: Date: Thu, 11 Aug 94 10:56:59 PDT
: Subject: Firewall tools for VMS?
: Does anybody know of an archive for firewall/security tools for
: VMS (specifically a password Cracker) type program although a
: true firewall tookit would be welcome as well. My company's soon
: to be on the Internet and I want to tighten down all possible
: systems on our internal net.
FWIW; I'm not too impressed with VMS TCP/IP packages. Note however that
I'm probably the furthest thing from being a VMS expert. I've only
established my opinions via indirect experience by experimenting on our
For example; I've found that by sending a source-route to a Vax with
UCX caused it to panic ("FATAL BUG CHECK").
And sending an icmp squish (I'm not going to get into details) to a
Vax with another IP product (I'm not entirely sure of the vendor
though I have my strong suspicions) caused it to drop connections.
(though I've seen this on older SunOS systems too. Specifically mine :( )
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