Re: [fw-wiz] Stateful Proxying?
From: Marcus J. Ranum (firstname.lastname@example.org)
To: "Small, Jim" <email@example.com>, firstname.lastname@example.org From: "Marcus J. Ranum" <email@example.com> Date: Mon, 17 Mar 2003 21:59:35 -0500
Small, Jim wrote:
>While talking about Firewalls and Proxies, I was asked, can you have a
Back in the early days of firewalls "stateful" was a marketing term
applied to certain low-end firewalls in order to make their prospective
customers think that they did the same kind of things proxies did.
"Stateful" implied that the firewall kept state - like a proxy. I'd say
"stateful" is a subset of what a proxy does, so, yes, proxies are
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