Rumor has it that Jim Carroll <jcarroll @
>I suppose the $64 question is, if your users can get on the Net via
>the access provided by the firewall, why would anybody bother with
>Compu$erve or America OffLine?
1. Some vendors provide service via Compu$erve and not directly on
the I'net. We recently downloaded a vendor software patch
2. Some industry groups meet on Compu$erve, such as various
Mickey$oft "standards" groups. We're involved in their WOSA/XRT
With legitimate needs like this, being able to use CI$ via the Internet
can enhance security by not requiring a modem on the desk of everyone
who might need to access it. On the down side is that they can
up/down-load files without putting an entry in the FTP proxy log.
Plug-gw does log who conects when, for how long, and the # of bytes