> What do you think when "another" one of your faithful Unix-based
> Firewall vendors goes out and implements their product on Windows NT?
1. I've seen the stuipd thing managment types can do, so unless it's gnu
code I'd hardly call them faithful unix-based vendors.
> Checkpoint doesn't just implement their GUI on NT, they've implemented
> their entire product suite (see
> http://www.checkpoint.com/press/ntrelease.html ).
True, but what I like is a UNIX firewall w/ an winders GUI. That way you
get the best of both worlds, easy to use, and it works.
> Seems they must have
> figured out whatever your didn't like about NT's TCP/IP stack, or, as
> anyone could, replaced it with one they were happier with.
Err. If I remember correctly there are using a driver-like thing that
will translate unix syscalls for NT.
Could be worse Raptor Eagle's GUI is written in WISH for BOTH platforms.
> If you'll forgive a little NT promoting, here's a quote out of
> Checkpoint's press release;
I made you listen to my NT bashing... sure..
> "The availability of the market-leading network security solution on
> Windows NT eliminates one of the main barriers to widespread acceptance
> of Windows NT as an Internet and intranet server platform," said Ted
> Julian, industry analyst at International Data Corporation.
Not. Just because there is a firewall available for a platform dosn't
mean it's secure. There are firewalls for DOS!!!!
> FireWall-1 on Windows NT, corporations evaluating Windows NT can feel
> more confident about implementing enterprise-wide Intranet and Internet
> security using Windows NT."
See above. I don't see where 1 + 1 = 2.
> According to IDC, the number of Internet and
> Intranet servers based on Windows NT will increase more than twelve-fold
> in 1997 from 1995, and will overtake servers based on UNIX operating
> systems by 1999."
All I have to say is where did they get there data?
> I didn't say it, the IDC did, and Checkpoint published it, not
> ....eek, quick, someone give me some broken software, I'm suffering beta
I've got this copy of catapult laying around. :)
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