At 16:46 02/09/96 -0700, Bill Stout <bill .
>Hmm. An OLE Proxy via Catapult only. Next all other firewall vendors
>will have to play catch-up with Microsoft.
Given the power of OLE and its near total lack of even elementary integrity
checking let alone security checking, OLE is one of the last services anyone
should allow through a Firewall with or without proxies.
(If you want a VPN, you can use a general NetBUI encrypted tunnel so don't
I think that the trend towards increasing programmable features
(e.g. Word/Excel macros, Java/Active-X etc.) is wholly incompatible with
achieving secure networks. Regretably I fear this won't be appreciated by
a lot non-technical managers until lots of real damage has been done.