[lug] Firewall what a flare of experience

Chris M chrism at peakpeak.com
Tue Aug 1 15:47:34 MDT 2000

> From: rm at mamma.varadinet.de
> Reply-To: lug at lug.boulder.co.us
> Date: Tue, 1 Aug 2000 23:34:03 +0200
> To: lug at lug.boulder.co.us
> Subject: Re: [lug] Firewall what a flare of experience
> On Tue, Aug 01, 2000 at 03:37:04PM -0600, Chip Atkinson wrote:
>> On Tue, 1 Aug 2000, Chris M wrote:
>>>> Here is some food for thought:
>>>> Most of the commercial firewall appliances are based on BSD or Linux.  I
>>>> spoke
>>>> with several vendors and this much seems to be fact.
>>> Like which ones?  Be specific.  Show your work.
>> I know for sure that Watchguard was Linux based a number of years ago and
>> may be that way now.
> Yeah. And (if memory serves me right) firewall-1 uses a modified
> BSD kernel. That would also include similar products like the Nokia
> firewalls etc.

Many modems use the Lucent chipset, however, most of them suck, very few are
of notable performance. But a couple that use that chipset really shine.

Same raw material, different results.


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