Rework of firewall chapter start
nik at FreeBSD.org
Thu Dec 16 11:50:53 UTC 2004
On Wed, Dec 15, 2004 at 08:10:25PM +0100, Simon L. Nielsen wrote:
> I started to reword and improve the first two sections of the firewall
> chapter. Comments (both to the direction of the changes and the
> actual patch)?
OK, this is nit-picking, but...
I've always understood a firewall to be a combination of one or more
technologies, implemented in a manner that provides security.
For example, a corporate firewall might consist of a packet filter, a
mail scanning system, and an HTTP proxy.
What the chapter (and the patch) are talking about so far is (just) a
packet filter. Now a packet filter can, on its own, be the only
technology used to implement a firewall. But to my mind the distinction
is still important.
Of course this could just be me being an old fart...
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