Great Circle Associates Firewalls
(November 1994)

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From: Joel P McKenzie <MCKENZIE @ WCUVAX1 . WCU . EDU>
Date: Wed, 09 Nov 1994 08:31:20 -0500 (EST)
To: FireWalls <firewalls @ greatcircle . com>
Resent-date: Wed, 9 Nov 1994 05:35:41 -0800
Resent-from: MCKENZIE @ WCUVAX1 . WCU . EDU
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I'm brand new to this list and I'm just beginning to understand the 
complexity of firewalls. The issue that has brought me to this point is 
the wiring project for all of our residence halls. We will be putting in 
3500 possible connections in the next few years, and we are concerned 
with authenticating (and possibly logging) student access to the Internet.

We will probably use intelligent hubs that support harware 
authentication, but we have some that want the students to be mobile 
with their computers within the dorm network. This is where the problem 
arises, due to my limited knowledge. Is there any "firewall" type of 
product that makes a user authenticate before it will route traffic 

Depending on the answer I get to that question, I will follow up with a 
few more questions later.

	- Joel P McKenzie @ Western Carolina University
	- mckenzie @
 wcu .

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