> From: Sean Elrington <seane @
> To: firewalls @
> Subject: Re: Filtering Inbound
> Date: Friday, May 09, 1997 8:17 PM
> H_Pearman wrote:
> > Does anyone out there filter incoming URLs for hostile contents, and if
> > are commercial products which do this.
> > Thanks
> By 'hostile contents' perhaps you mean Java or ActiveX based attacks
> rather than dirty pictures? Finjin is developing some stuff to block
> these but I don't know how good it is. You can block Java at a firewall
> by blocking .class files or looking for the APPLET tag in the
You don't have to block Java, a friend of mine is working for digitiviy
(www.digitivity.com) and they have a product called 'the Cage', this runs
the Java applet somewhere outside the firewall and redirects the drawing
calls to an applet running on the user's browser. Sounds interesting to
those paranoid about Java.
As for CraptiveX, I thought M$ abandoned it in favour of J/Direct?
ps I have no interest in Digitivity.