> The only time I would even consider recommending NT over Unix for such
> things is in an envirnoment where there are NT gurus around (not just
> people who think they understand it because it has a familiar
> interface), and a complete lack of skilled Unix people.
While NT expertise is a must-have, another factor I'd add to using NT
over UNIX is product availability for a given platform. For instance,
if you're not using a RISC workstation, if have VERY limited options
as to different products. Given the current market pressure, if you
want to firewall (perhaps we should create a new verb, "to firewall")
using an Intel PC, your best bet will probably be NT.
With this neverending upgrade of client PC's, the availability of
Intel machines powerful enough to act as a firewall increases. Most
of us probably have an old 486/66 they can put 32MB in and run NT,
I know vendors such as TIS offer versions of their product for
BSD/OS, but it is more likely to see a new product come out for NT
than for BSD/OS (which is sad, in my opinion).
> Don't believe the hype.
Well said! Don't you guys (and girls) think firewalls should also
block vaporware? :-)
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