> > Case in point -- How many Internet Providers give free Firewall Basics
> > Training when you buy their service? Ok, none. Next question, Why
> > Not?
> The few providers I know personally have two functions:
> a) as a network provider
> b) as a jumping point for users with modems
FastLane Communications, Inc. is a provider in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area.
Not only do we offer firewall courses and security talks for our dedicated
customers, the router provided by us for their link (built by FastLane
based on FreeBSD and some custom filter software we wrote) is configured
as a packet filtering firewall and optionally a full proxy driven bastion
host (dual homed, or screened subnet - your choice :) .
I realize that this is not the norm, and is truly the reason we are in
business. We feel we are the first in the area to fill this niche. I
get genuinely upset with the big-money-backed ISP's with very little tech
experience starting up all over the place....
the point: not *all* ISP's are firewall unconcious.
Sorry for the rant,
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