[Dshield] Firewalls, real and make-believe (Was: Unknown.level3.net:80 attempted to attack..., Was: ...Snake Oil...)

Peter Stendahl-Juvonen peter.stendahl-juvonen at welho.com
Sun Sep 1 08:46:49 GMT 2002


list-admin at dshield.org <mailto:list-admin at dshield.org> scribbled on
Saturday, August 31, 2002 8:03 AM, on behalf of:

Bruce Lilly [blilly at erols.com]


Bruce, et al.

Just one more question.

Do you honestly believe*) that the entire Internet community would be
better off without any software implemented integrated firewalls
utilized? (Please feel free to read "software implemented integrated
firewall(s)" according to own preferences.)

When estimating the impact of such non-existence -- with not a single
one software implemented integrated firewall existing on the entire
Internet, please bear in mind the 20.000.000+ or 20,000,000+, i.e. more
than twenty million users of the pair of product(s) [built on same
software engine] from one single vendor only.

How would it in your respected opinion make the Internet a safer
infrastructure?

Thank you in advance for kind response.

- Peter

       "He knows not his own strength that hath not met adversity."
              Benjamin Jonson (1572-1637); English playwright.

PS. (*) since it is not a question of belief, please rather read,
"Believe" as "your genuine and [possibly] very original conclusion".





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