[lug] Firewall != Linux, Was -> Broadband

rm at mamma.varadinet.de rm at mamma.varadinet.de
Tue Aug 1 13:20:56 MDT 2000

On Tue, Aug 01, 2000 at 07:28:31AM -0600, Chris M wrote:
> Not to mention, Linux is not a firewall.  Linux is Linux, complete 
> with thousands of people scouring source code looking for security 
> holes so they can hack your box, attack NASA, and Men in Black will 
> show up at your door.
> True story.

only if the person who set up the firewall wasn't competent.
BTW, having the source code isn't really a valid argument against
Linux _based_ firewalls. It works in both directions: yes, crackers
can scan for problematic spots, but so can all the Linux programers.

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