from the quill of Darren Reed <avalon @
au> on scroll
> NT is all blackbox material. I suspect that unless you're someone
> called Microsoft, you would have no chance of writing firewall s/w
> for NT.
I agree completely.
There a few other things about NT for firewalls that bothers me. First,
there aren't enough out there in high-profile sites for me to believe that
it's been water-tested yet. The last thing I want is to be known for the
first NT firewall on the 'net to be broken into. Second, NT is a single
vendor solution. When a security bug is found in UNIX there is motivation
to disclose it to the market. The vendor that finds, fixes and announces
it first looks better than the rest for finding it and he must be quick
about it so as not to get skunked by the other UNIX vendors. That type of
competitive motivation just does not exist in the NT market.
Brian J. Murrell brian @
InterLinx Support Services, Inc. brian @
North Vancouver, B.C. 604 983 UNIX
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