On Wed, 4 Dec 1996, Russ, making several good points, wrote:
> If you are going to use NT as a Firewall platform, there should be only
> one reason you would do that. You want to integrate your Firewall into
> your existing NT environment (for any of a number of reasons).
I would generally think of that as an argument against an NT firewall:
You have two doors each of which a bad guy must pass through to get to
your goods. Do you really want to use the same key for both doors?
Naturally, there are maintenance related security issues but I think
that, in todays market, good Unix based firewalls do not require that
one be a Unix guru in order to manage them (several will not even
permit access on that level).
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