Mailing List Message #5674
From: Ed Leafe <>
Subject: Re: Two internet connections (mulihoming)
Date: Tue, 28 Mar 2000 15:47:39 -0500
To: SIMS Discussions <>
X-Mailer: Microsoft Outlook Express 5.00.2919.6600
>It's ability to act as a firewall is also
> > rather cool, and alone is probably worth the purchase price of $89.
> >
> > Add to that the fact that the author is very responsive, helpful, and an
> > all around nice guy and you've got numerous reasons to buy the software.
> While this is a good point, has anyone ever found that they HAD to have a
> firewall on their Mac servers?  I see lot's of value in port mapping, but
> still don't hear any hack problems on mac's (I think the US Army switching
> from NT to Macs due to hack problems is still fairly infamous - although
> they didn't just install I firewall I find odd).  Denial of service maybe,
> but that most frequently tends to hit webservers, and I don't know about
> webstar, but our Webserver4D is fairly immune to non-distributed DOS
> (meaning request more than x number of simultaneous connects and your IP
> added to an ignore list)

    If you have a cable modem connection, there are other systems which are
on the same network as you, and which might have access to your resources
through the Chooser. A firewall helps to keep machines not on your local LAN
from accessing its resources.

 Ed Leafe

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