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RE: PIX vs CheckPoint
From: John.Airey () rnib org uk
Date: Thu, 1 Jul 2004 13:38:36 +0100

-----Original Message-----
From: Gary E. Miller [mailto:gem () rellim com]
Sent: Wednesday, 30 June 2004 00:58
To: Eric Paynter
Cc: full-disclosure () lists netsys com
Subject: Re: [Full-disclosure] PIX vs CheckPoint

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Yo Eric!

On Tue, 29 Jun 2004, Eric Paynter wrote:

Once the
administrators had finished their Cisco training, they said 
they would
never go back to FW-1 because the PIX interface was so much 
easier to use.

I agree, except for one small problem.  Don't you still have to delete
ALL the filter rules, and reenter them ALL to change the order of the
rules? last I checked there was no "insert before", "insert 
at top" sort
of options.  Just "insert at end".  This and other features can really
slow down the otherwise decent CLI.

No longer true. The latest versions of the PIX CLI allow you to specify
which line numbers, so you can insert rules where you want.

Another bad thing about the PIX CLI is that is looks a lot 
like the IOS CLI,
but has lots of subtle differences that will byte you when 
you least expect

Can you name one? I find it a pain the other way round, like not being able
to "write mem" when in configuration.

John Airey, BSc (Jt Hons), CNA, RHCE
Internet systems support officer, ITCSD, Royal National Institute of the
Bakewell Road, Peterborough PE2 6XU,
Tel.: +44 (0) 1733 375299 Fax: +44 (0) 1733 370848 John.Airey () rnib org uk 

I don't know which is worse. The makers of soap operas thinking they portray
real life or those that watch them thinking it is real life!


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