I have installed and used FW-1 on a number of platforms, but would have to
recommend the Nokia Firewall boxes for the neatest package.
While Linux does give amazing performance, the Nokias are just bundled
together very nicely, and just as fast.
They also do the whole clustering thing very easily if you need it.
Senior Technical Consultant
From: Mark Kilmartin [mailto:mrk at renre-europe.com]
Sent: 04 July 2001 12:02
To: Fergus Donohue
Cc: Eoin Verling; ilug at linux.ie
Subject: Re: [ILUG] Firewall question ...
I have no personal experience of setting up FW1 but the experience of a
friend was that setting it up under Linux was a pain.
It worked but it was just a pain to set up.
On Wed, 4 Jul 2001, Fergus Donohue wrote:
> Hi Eoin,
>> First and foremost, do you need FW-1/VPN-1? they are expensive and there
> are many excellent free alternatives. As for it running on Linux, I've
> never done it myself, but I don't see why there should be any problems.
>> Security focus had a 3 part article on setting it up which may be of use
> to you:
>> Eoin Verling wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I'm looking to get Checkpoint/VPN firewall s/w ... and am prob gonna get
it for Linux.
> > Some people are saying that it shouldn't be put on Linux, and that
Solaris is what it should be running on.
> > Anyone had experience of using it? Surely it's not "insecure" running on
> > thoughts ...
> > E
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