Will Symantec 100 do the job...?

From: Michael A. Covington (look_at_www.covingtoninnovations.com.for.address)
Date: 05/07/04

Date: Thu, 6 May 2004 18:41:19 -0400

I'm looking for a firewall to connect between our departmental LAN and the
campus-wide network, in order to block ports that we aren't using, and,
potentially, block all packets from certain IP numbers that have been
identified as cracker sites.

I don't need DHCP or NAT; I want traffic to go directly through my firewall
to the various machines, which are DHCP-served from a campus DHCP server.

Will the Symantec Firewall/VPN Appliance, Model 100, do this job? It is
such a multifunction device that I'm having a little trouble figuring out
from the documentation how to get it to do as *little* as I want. I haven't
bought one yet.


Michael A. Covington - Artificial Intelligence Ctr - University of Georgia
"In the core C# language it is simply not possible to have an uninitialized
variable, a 'dangling' pointer, or an expression that indexes an array
beyond its bounds.  Whole categories of bugs that routinely plague C and C++
programs are thus eliminated."  - A. Hejlsberg, The C# Programming Language

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