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

Jeffrey B. Siegal jbs at quiotix.com
Tue Aug 1 19:03:33 MDT 2000

Chris M wrote:
> > These are not part of Linux.  Linux is a kernel.  Wu-ftpd, sendmail, etc. all
> > run on other Unix-like systems (and even some non-Unix-like systems) aside
> > from
> > Linux.
> And a tire isn't part of a car. People put them on there.

Look, your terminology is just wrong.  There are lots of distributions
based on Linux, including single-floppy ones that don't have wu-ftpd or

The appropriate analogy is not car and tire, it is vehicle (Linux) and
wing (sendmail).  Cars are vehicles but they don't have wings.  A
firewall built using Linux does not have sendmail.

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