On Sun, Jan 25, 2004 at 07:14:12AM +1000, Hilton Travis wrote:
> Nope, it wouldn't. Adding extra functionality to a firewall is like
> asking that your toaster also boil the kettle. It is just not designed
> for that.
> Adding NTP will then have people asking for ident, then eventually
> Samba. Believe me, I've seen this happen before. :)
What I think a lot of these requests are expressing is a need for
a) A mono<foo> that's not designed to be a firewall, but that is
designed to provide these sorts of 'small' services for smallish
and so on, or
b) A plugin framework that lets people write these things themselves,
safe in the knowledge that the next update isn't going to stomp
all over them.
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