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Re: Re: PIX vs CheckPoint; IMHO Netscreen is farsuperior
From: Darren Reed <avalon () caligula anu edu au>
Date: Fri, 2 Jul 2004 13:10:45 +1000 (Australia/ACT)

In some mail from Gary E. Miller, sie said:

From: Darren Reed <avalon () caligula anu edu au>

You gotta be more specific than FW-1. FW-1 can run over a large number
of OS. You can get FW-1 for WinNT, Solaris, Linux, BSD . Each has the
strengths and weaknesses of the underlying OS. Also FW-1 can run on a
large number of hardware platforms, PCI, Compact-PCI, Sparc, etc. Each
has it's strengths and weaknesses.

I couldn't find the original for this in my inbox but the poster is wrong.

You can always use the mailing list archives to find these things.  I
am the original poster.

Yeah, but that requires much more effort :)

Since I have personally used FW-1 on each of
these platforms can you please tell me where my mistake is?

They don't advertise it for BSD.

For details on what platforms FW-1 is really supported on, see this
document:

http://www.checkpoint.com/products/downloads/firewall-1_datasheet.pdf

That is the exact document I used to refresh my memory.  Can you tell
me which of my above items is NOT in that PDF?

My guess is you are being fooled by the Nokia entry.  The Nokia is
running a BSD variant OS and has Compact PCI as an option.  I used
to manage 4 of them.  The others are explicitely in the pdf.

Nokia's OS is not the same as BSD.  Whilst it may have its roots in
FreeBSD, it isn't (strictly speaking) FreeBSD any more.

The way you write it "You can get FW-1 for .. BSD." implies you can buy
it as a software package and install it on BSD-OS/FreeBSD/NetBSD/OpenBSD
the way you can for Linux/Windows/Solaris.

According to that PDF, this is not the case.

Darren

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