Re: FW: Firewall Project
On Mon, Aug 21, 2000 at 11:51:00AM -0700, Brent Fulgham wrote:
> The "technical" leadership at my wife's work are back-pedalling from
> using a Linux firewall between an AS/400 system and remotely-connected
> PC's based on the following argument:
> > To all Network Administrators:
> > Problem: AS/400 can only communicate with active packets to and from the
> > client. Any type of passive packet exchange will result in a loss of
> > connectivity and invoke a Winsock error.
> > Solution: Use an active firewall scheme
> This "active" firewall will most likely consist of a windows-based
> Can anyone comment on why Linux would be unsuitable for firewall use
> in this configuration?
Can you explain what an `active' packet is?
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