>>At 09:10 AM 9/16/97 -0500, Michael Sorbera wrote:
>>> One word on my understanding of the packet filter vs. application
>>>proxy war...folks that have cut their teeth on packet filtering being
>>>garbage, and application proxy being the only thing that really works,
>>>are kind of like the paradigm of the swiss watchmakers that couldn't
>>>grasp a watch without gears...they just can't see it...
The Swiss developed the first mass-produced quartz watch. They 'saw it'.
The major application-proxy-based vendors have packet filters as well,
although this seems to frequently get ignored. Perhaps this is because
marketeers want to keep it simple.
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