An office server that can act as a firewall, ain't a firewall!
Somebody at Suns' marketing department needs to go back to school.
Too often product marketing is based on a features/benefits checklist,
and the longer the list is, the better it looks to someones' marketing
Advice: First look at your needs, then determine what fits. Do not
find a product, and fit your environment to it.
At 10:52 AM 5/17/96 -0400, MSITMI01 .
>Here in Italy we have just received a fax from Sun promoting a special offer
>on Solaris Internet Server, comprising the Internet Server for Intel,
>Internet Gateway, and Solarnet WebScout/NT.
>The idea seems to be to install the software on a PC Server you already
>have, and then connect it to the internet (along with your network!).
>The idea of putting a Web server on your Internet gateway gives me cold
>shivers that go up and down my backbone. Particularly since they also
>mention using it as your office intranet web server.
>There was a mention of using Firewall-1 for security, but on the same
>machine. Also since FireWall-1 only handles TCP/IP and the Internet Server
>selling point is that it allows you to connect your Novell Netware and MS
>Windows PCs to the Internet I don't see how it can work even if not
>Anyone care to comment?
>regards, Philip Kerrigan
>EDS Italia, Milano.
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