I just had someone contact me wanting to change from a uucp-only
connection to a full time PPP connection. While talking about security
he told me he had an old Sun 3 running Sun's last version of 4.1 for it
(4.1.1) with a couple of ESDI drives. Since the machine was the
uucp-gateway he wanted to see about using it as the firewall.
Would a Sun 3/60 with 24Mb, no graphics adapter (a real old VT100 is the
console!), 160Mb and 300Mb ESDI drives, and a V.34 modem pose a problem
firewalling a PPP connection?
Are there any "built in" security problems with SunOS 4.1.1 on the 3/60?
I am planning on replacing sendmail and completly shutting down uucp,
but what about others? He hasn't patched anything in the OS since it
was installed (100 years ago? :-), so if patches exist, I need to find
all of them!
Finally, a little off the firewall/security subject: Does anyone know of
a "modern" OS I can load on that system? I know BSDI is doing a SPARC
port and is not interested in Sun's old Motorola-based systems. But how
about something like FreeBSD? Has anyone done a port?
scott barman DISCLAIMER: I speak to anyone who will listen,
com and I speak only for myself.
"Micro$oft and Windoze/NT will be the cause of the de-evolution of
network security just as the original PC and BASIC was the cause of
the de-evolution of programming."