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Re: suggestions on a good firewall
From: "Jeff" <jeffr76 () yahoo com>
Date: Thu, 22 May 2003 13:20:49 -0400

That is and is not true.
remember that just because you chose a firewall software you are still as
vulnerable as the OS that you are running on.for example if lets say you are
running X and a bug/flaw in the TCP/IP stack causes a buffer overflow. whose
fault is that the OS or the firewall that is running on top of sed OS. now
that was a really basic example
 but you can get the idea. there are cretin parts of the OS that the
firewall must depend on. and if they have a failer it could pose a problem
for you firewall. This
problem could and does still exist in CISO ISO or the like.
You are only as strong as your weakest link
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "dschaible" <dschaible () cssiinc com>
To: "'Jeff'" <jeffr76 () yahoo com>; <security-basics () securityfocus com>; "'Ing
Bernardo Lopez'" <bloodk () prodigy net mx>
Sent: Thursday, May 22, 2003 11:27 AM
Subject: RE: suggestions on a good firewall

OK, I'll bite too.  I know there is this Holy War between Linux and *BSD.
But a well configured firewall is a well configured firewall, whatever the
OS.  A lot of the Hardware Firewalls on the market run Linux kernels.

The firewall that's right for you is one you know how to configure and meets
the needs you need to fulfill.  To just say that X is a poor firewall is a
little on the ignorant side.

- Derek

-----Original Message-----
From: Jeff [mailto:jeffr76 () yahoo com]
Sent: Tuesday, May 20, 2003 12:36 PM
To: security-basics () securityfocus com; Ing Bernardo Lopez
Subject: Re: suggestions on a good firewall

ok I'll bite
Why is Linux or the others in this thread a bad idea as a
firewall. I see
you would recommend a hardware firewall. does this mean like
a linksys or
netgear or raptor or one of those type of LINUX based
firewall systems.
I have deployed Linux,Cisco, and raptors based firewall and
the difference I
have see is support and cost.
Linux being the less cost and Cisco being the most.
if it was my network and I was making the security policy I
would chose
Linux or raptor Cisco is just too much money for a personal
or small company
just my .02
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Ing Bernardo Lopez" <bloodk () prodigy net mx>
To: <security-basics () securityfocus com>
Sent: Monday, May 19, 2003 4:49 PM
Subject: Re: suggestions on a good firewall

Yea, linux as a firewall is poor than microsoft, bether use
OpenBSD or buy
hardware firewall... dont be a poor freak guy...

On Saturday 17 May 2003 12:07, kerberus wrote:
Please get a real Firewall use OpenBSD and PF

On Fri, 2003-05-16 at 14:50, Tom Sevy wrote:
I 2nd ipcop as a suggestion...

-----Original Message-----
From: Mike Moore [mailto:mike () moorecomputing net]
Sent: Thursday, May 15, 2003 7:14 PM
To: security-basics () securityfocus com
Subject: RE: suggestions on a good firewall

Or even better www.ipcop.org . A lot better support and
no abuse.

-----Original Message-----
From: Dan Tesch [mailto:dantel () rb-group com]
Sent: Wednesday, May 14, 2003 1:37 PM
To: Beaney, Derek; security-basics () securityfocus com
Subject: Re: suggestions on a good firewall

Try www.smoothwall.org

Beaney, Derek wrote:
im planning on making a firewall for my home
system.. I am running
windowsXP / SuSE 8.1 dual boot  what I want to do is
set up another
computer to act as a firewall for my main system. what I

want this to

do is to be able to control what enters and leaves
my system  with
way to set up permissions. preferably I would like to have a


running on either a Linux or Unix os ... no m$ =) tia

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