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Due to non-compliance FI are completely revamping their Firewall set-up.

We found SunOS 4.1.2 and Solstice Firewall-1 both to be non-compliant, we started to apply patches to the various occurrences but found it time consuming (then more patches came along, had to be applied again to all locations etc). So we are installing Sun Solaris 2.6 (all patched up) and Checkpoint Firewall (better than Solstice Firewall-1).

The lesson here is that many C/S products are non-compliant (even those which you would no expect to contain date processing), you may find that its better to replace rather than repair.

-- Richard Dale (, December 17, 1998


Yes very useful information Richard, I'd like to apologize on behalf of my unruly stablemates, us trolls aren't all bad, well only 92%.

-- Trogg (, December 17, 1998.

Great information Richard, Thanks for posting it...

It's too bad we can not use a Firewall against some of these TROLLS around hear, it is really getting bad!!!!

Uncle Deedah, I think you need to get your switch out and use it...

Really, is there anything we can do(besides ignoring them)? This is not going to help this forum, which is the best source of information known... There a lot of people out there that need this source of information and do not have TIME for this other GARBAGE!!!!

Sorry, I just had to get that out of my system.

-- Carlie (, December 17, 1998.

If i had a computer system you would be the last geek i would let work on it. If you have a problem with this application that is simple what would you do with a mainframe destroy all data and crash the system? Stick to home PC and save us from an early crash. Go back to school and find a new occupation !!! Please stay on that side of the big water where the welfare system can take care of people who are computer illiterate. --Leo

-- Leo (leo, December 17, 1998.

Bridges Bridges!!

-- Chris (, December 17, 1998.

If you have a problem with this application that is simple what would you do with a mainframe destroy all data and crash the system?

I know you're a troll, come out reveal yourself if you dare.

Rising to the bait but FYI:

Firewall and SunOS are supplied by Sun Microsystems from your side of the pond, all we do is try to use them.

-- Richard Dale (, December 17, 1998.

Couldn't we round up the trolls and herd them into the "Kompound".

-- Richard Dale (, December 17, 1998.

Hear, hear!

-- Robert A. Cook, P.E. (Kennesaw, GA) (, December 17, 1998.

Man this is a rough crowd. You two bozos are percieved as legit. Incredible. Can't believe everyone's going to let this slide by. They sound serious to me. Way to encourage new people to speak. If DICK and BOB don't like you you'll be rounded up. Is that a math joke?

-- Jimmy Bagga Doughnuts (, December 17, 1998.

Yes Doughnut you'd better believe it, there are even more "vehement" posters on the forum who could wipe the floor with you (they have too much maturity to be bothered).

Paper Tiger

-- Richard Dale (, December 18, 1998.

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