> > I'm in the process of buying a firewall. We have a 20 User Windows NT
> > Server, 3.51 and a 100 User NetWare 4.1 server. I want to buy
> > CheckPoint's product, but it only runs on a NT OS. Is there a way
> > that I can configure the firewall to perform with both OS behind the
> > firewall?
> WHAT DIFFERENCE IN THE WORLD DOES IT MAKE WHAT OS IS RUNNING????
> You are screening IP packets not M$ or Novell source code.
1. I have yet to see a firewall for Novell, (and hope I never do).
2. It's not polite to shout. Didn't your mother teach you any manners.
3. If he has M$ or Novell Src, I'd like a copy.
4. There is a big difference in the OS you run your Firewall on.
I would avoid using NT. I have seen too many products pop
up little dialog boxes when something goes wrong. Do you want to walk
down to the server room everytime catapult blows chunks?
I also don't trust the TCP/IP stack on NT. It's too new, and too
Find your self a nice unix system, learn the security on it, Get a good
firewall (Checkpoint is a good one), and do periodic audits of the
security on said firewall. Performance-wise you should be better off
w/ some kinda unix. And Checkpoint has a MS winders GUI so you can set
the rules via you happy NT/95 box.