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Subject: Re: IBM Firewall
From: Bill Stout <bill . stout @ hidata . com>
Date: Mon, 17 Jun 1996 08:55:34 -0700
To: Gene Lee <genel @ inforamp . net>

You're a salesman.  Go away.  Don't come back.

At 08:29 PM 6/14/96 -0400, Gene Lee wrote:
>With regards to some of the messages concerning SNG, there is a new beta of
the FW available for download on http://www.ics.raleigh.ibm.com. If you have
a spare RS/6000 kicking around, feel free to try it out (and send me
comments, criticism and/or hate-mail).
>
>Among some of the new features are Network Address Translation, a
less-complicated interface for creating filtering rules, support under AIX
4.1 and 4.2 (note 4.2 has the new Sendmail 8.7 - as Dave Roberts has already
mentioned), support for VPNs with compliance to RFCs 1825-1829, pager
support, and inbound ftp proxying.
>
>There was some talk of the integrity checking of FW files, and AIX does
come with the Trusted Computing Base which keeps and compares checksums of
all critical system files (using tcbck). The FW files can be added to the
TCB. Although not in the current beta, the developers are working on MD5
hashing of FW system files.
>
>--
>Gene Lee
>genel @
 inforamp .
 net
>genelee @
 vnet .
 ibm .
 com
>
>


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