Great Circle Associates Firewalls
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Subject: Re: Maintenance of firewall-1 2.0
From: "Richard D. Stiennon" <richards @ netrex . com>
Date: Wed, 12 Jun 1996 07:50:59 -0400
To: firewalls @ GreatCircle . COM

At 04:41 PM 6/10/96 -0700, Nik D. Knoth wrote:
>Assume practically none.  Periodic examination to 
>see if anything has changed or your understanding 
>has improved to the point where it seems reasonable
>to change something.  Upgrades when they come out.
>Optionally (a good idea but often skipped), regular
>monitoring of the logs.  FW-1 v2.0 should require
>essentially no maintenance, tho.

Yipes!  What about reading the logs *every* day and taking appropriate
action based on what you find there?  

*Any* firewall system is a full time job.

Richard Stiennon			richards @
 netrex .
Director, Business Development
Netrex, Inc.				Voice: 810-352-9643
3000 Town Center, Suite 1100		Fax: 810-352-2375
Southfield, MI 48075

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