:-) From firewalls-owner @
COM Wed Oct 18 20:04:09 1995
:-) At 04:55 PM 10/18/95 -0700, LASD DSB wrote:
:-) >In appending to Ricardo's question, is NT a safe enviornment for a
:-) >firewall. Our entire network is Unix based but we are slowly adding NT
:-) >clients. We would very much like to implement an application-gateway on
:-) >NT due to the price attraction of NT on a PC rather than a Unix
:-) >workstation. Any comments?
:-) If "price attraction" of NT is the only reason, why not get
:-) BSDI Unix? It runs on PCs and seems to be the Unix of choice for
:-) "9 out of 10" firewall implementors (who then do their own various
:-) and sundry things to the kernel to "harden" it).
:-) Stephen Goldstein steveg @
Or, for that matter, get Linux. I have bought CDROM's with an easy to install
version for only about US$16.00. And, from rummors that I hear, a 386 with
16-24M does quite nicely as a fire wall on a T1 link. More info on how
to tune Linux for a firewall can be found at:
Oh, did I mention full source for every part of the os you need to get it
YMMV, BTW. :-)
Don Harper, Network Specialist, Don .
Communications Office for Houston Linux Users Group
Running Linux 1.2.13 URL: http://www.infocom.net/~hlug/
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