Re: [fw-wiz] Query: Why bother with an application proxy over stateful packet filtering?



Hi, Will,

I am wondering why would the be a need to web up a proxy such as a web
proxy (Squid) instead of just using a stateful packet filtering firewall
(iptables) only in a network?

I suggest you start by reading these two papers for an answer:

http://www.avolio.com/papers/apgw+spf.html
http://www.securecomputing.com/webform.cfm?id=123

The latter requires one-time registration to download,
so Secure Computing can send you sp^H^Himportant security
related information.

Kind regards,
Patrick M. Hausen
Leiter Netzwerke und Sicherheit
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