On 17 May 95 at 20:15, ANNA M. KING was heard to utter:
> No it's not a mandate that I use NT or that I am unfamiliar with Unix, I
> have set a firewall between my network and the Internet on a SUN
> Sparc20 all software obtained from off the network.
> If this only involves just my network I would stick with Unix, but I
> am also suppose to help the other side set up a similar
> configuration; firewall, CISCO router, etc. They are not familiar
> with Unix and complaint about not having the time and
> resources to learn a new OS, also they would like this project completed
> in approximately a month's time.
- you've already done a fw once on Unix
- you could have another fw done in a week, let alone a month
- nothing exists for NT
- once set up properly, it should be "hands off"
- if they're having trouble wrapping their minds around Unix admin,
imagine the fun they'll have trying to wrap their minds around the
nitty gritty of firewalls
There ain't no magic bananas. If they want something as easy to
administer as a toaster, then let them get a toaster. Just don't
expect it to behave as a firewall.
It sounds like they'll listen to you. Be the proverbial iron fist in
the velvet glove. ;)
Jim Carroll - jcarroll @
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