Quoting Melvin Backus <mbackus at bellsouth dot net>:
> At 11:01 AM 3/11/2004, David Rodgers wrote:
> > > 5) M0n0 doesn't have the depth of usability (or user friendliness that
> > SW does)
> >Monowall is MUCH better at the core function which is AN ACTUAL FIREWALL
> >than smoothwall is. If you are a business looking for a firewall and you
> >know what you are doing that's what you want ... not all the fluff. I
> >will say that it isn't as easy because you have to understand what a
> >firewall is and what is it supposed to do and actually define rules to
> >pass traffic ..... but if you are managing a firewall and don't know
> >these things ....well ... you are probably an MCSE and should not be
> >entrusted to do this work to begin with.
> Or you're one of the many, many of us who work for small cash tight
> companies and are saddled with the responsibility for this in addition to
> whatever our other *real* job is simply because we're more technical than
> anyone else in the office. I'm sure we could convince our employers to
> either buy a commercial FW appliance or hire out a consultant to handle the
> task if we were willing to take that expense out of our pay checks. Don't
> get me wrong, I agree that if you're going to do this you should know how
> to do it. But then again, that's why most of us, (well maybe only some of
> us) apparently including the original poster, are on lists like this is to
> learn how to do it. We relish the guidance of those gurus among you who
> have the requisite knowledge and are willing to share it so freely. Please
> don't chide us too harshly when we ask seemingly stupid things.
No idea who David is but his ego is a tad annoying. We are ALL network
professionals. We all have a common aim, I hate wise cracking MCSE waving wise
David if you've nothing to add please just turn the volume down and go back to
ruling your users with a rod of iron. A lot of people are here to learn and to
understand stuff. You've swaggered and frankly talked out your ass for 24 hrs
now - give it a rest and let people learn.
OpenSource be it BSD or Linux is a good thing - stop turning this into
the "perfect world scenario" and also please credit me with having a little
more ability, knowledge and respect in the community than you do.