[fw-wiz] Firewall Throughput

Chris Cappuccio chris@empnet.com
Wed, 13 Sep 2000 16:54:17 -0700 (PDT)

On Wed, 13 Sep 2000, Robert Purdy wrote:

 | At least with closed code its going to take something more than a script
 | kiddie or someone with time on thier hands to break it.

This is basically bullshit.  There is simply no way for large organiztions
like Cisco to maintain total control over their OS code.  Code for big name
products can and does leak.

I bet you can find someone on IRC with source code for the PIX if you keep
asking.  Considering that this kind of stuff does flow around, and the people
who are trading it certainly do have an interest in the security of the code,
I don't think your argument holds water.  It's simply a matter of time.

"Should we now be comfortable with a 'trust us, we're the government'
approach?  I don't think anybody on this committee shares that view."

-John Conyers, House Judiciary Committee on the FBI Carnivore system