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 From:  "Donald Deacon" <donald at 501 dot co dot za>
 To:  <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] Comparative Products to M0n0wall
 Date:  Thu, 11 Mar 2004 16:44:36 -0000
Richard are you saying the SW connects to a server and reports info about
the setup of the firewall? Is that not a little bit insecure? What if that
server is compromised?

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Richard Morrell" <dick at dickmorrell dot com>
To: <joshmccormack at travelersdiary dot com>
Cc: "David Rodgers" <david dot rodgers at kdsi dot net>; <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
Sent: Thursday, March 11, 2004 4:19 PM
Subject: RE: [m0n0wall] Comparative Products to M0n0wall


> Quoting joshmccormack at travelersdiary dot com:
>
> > On Thu, 11 Mar 2004, David Rodgers wrote:
> > <snip>
> > >
> > > It is not designed to fill these niches directly but indirectly it
does
> > > support almost ALL of them saving only dialup modem. Most people
> > > seriously using ISDN or DSL in an enterprise environment would be
using
> > > it with a dedicated isdn/dsl router that would easily be able to hand
> > > off to the firewall with ethernet.
>
> David thats blatantly untrue sorry. You'd think that was the case wouldnt
you
> but its not. You'd think with the easy availability of ISDN routers from
AVM,
> BT, Cisco 1601s with ISDN BRI, Zykel and Eicon Diva externals that they
would
> have market share. You'd be wrong. Fact is there are more ISDN PCI devices
on
> the market than routers. By a factor of about 5. Thats based on the fact
that I
> know exactly what hardware every SW installed has. SW calls home securely
and
> reports minimal info on every single base install (e.g connection device
and
> method). But also based on relationships with Eicon going back 5 yrs and
based
> on their manufacturing and market intelligence.
>
> Richard
>
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