> In respect to a firewall, you can run gated instead of routed. HP/UX
> and IRIX both ship w/ gated (as do others). Sun still only ships
> routed. Gated will do OSPF. Firewall-1, for instance, can be
> configured to allow OSPF through to the kernel.
> Marc Mosko Email: marc @
> Web: http://www.tear.com/
I am not sure that a firewall should deal with routing at all (and with other
stuff as well). I like the idea of building a perimeter defense with a
firewall doing only filtering (with states engines) and having some proxies
for specific applications.
Disclaimer: This is my own opinion and not necessarily that of my
employer, Sun Microsystems.