Am I right if I interpret your:
> As a firewall does not run any new programs after it is setup a virus
cannot get on > the machine.
as an indirect "must not" against using the firewall machine as an
application one too, which I sometimes saw as a marketing advantage of NT
Maybe it's a trivial question for most of you, but not for me.
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> Da: David Lang <dlang @
> A: Vandana Shah <vana .
> Cc: Gary Crumrine <gcrum @
gov>; Firewalls @
> Oggetto: RE: Firewalls, and virus
> Data: martedì 21 ottobre 1997 19.47
> for a virus to bother you you must run the infected file. As a firewall
> does not run any new programs after it is setup a virus cannot get on the
> machine. A trojan horse is only a problem if it is one of the programs
> install on the firewall. Again it boils down to the fact that you should
> only install programs youtrust on your firewall.
> David Lang
> On Mon, 20 Oct 1997, Vandana Shah wrote:
> > Can u make this more clear?
> > What i got from below is like, virus will not cause problems on
> > firewall, but trojan horse may.
> > The reason that u explained, i couldn't get it clearly.
> > Can u explain it in more detail.
> > Thanxx
> > On Mon, 20 Oct 1997, Gary Crumrine wrote:
> > > Trojan horse possibly, virus??? I don't think so. There
> > > are many know attacks, that usually attack something other
> > > than the firewall itself. For example, Sendmail. If you
> > > gain root but exploiting known hacks, then you have
> > > control. A smart hacker type would usually use this as a
> > > jump point rather than kill your system. By the nature of
> > > the way they pass data through, I don't think virus
> > > problems should occur.
> > >
> > > On Saturday, October 18, 1997 5:19 PM, Vandana Shah
> > > [SMTP:vana .
> > > | hello,
> > > | I have a question, that whether firewall can itself be
> > > | infected by
> > > | virus or Trojan Horse.
> > > | If yes, why and if not why not?
> > > | reply back
> > > | -Vandana
> > > |
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