In some mail from Paul Traina, sie said:
> From: "Andrew V. Stesin" <stesin @
> Subject: Q on using "netpipes" for firewall maintanance tasks
> Hello people,
> I'm now in a search for safer but convenient rsh(1) replacement for some
> tasks of firewall day-to-day operation, i.e. gathering some stats, etc.
> to an inside machine. Firewall is composed of FreeBeasts (I like
> that spelling of FreeBSD! :) no fancy black Cisco boxen for filtering
> So, I'm seriously considering netpipes as a transport -- only a server
> part is on the firewall machine(s), bound to a preselected set
> of ports, with /bin/sh script attached to it.
> Where am I wrong?
> Not buying the cisco box.
Is this just a blatant marketting plug or is there a reason behind this ?