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Re: Firewall in Routers??

  • From: Paul Knight
  • Date: Mon Mar 03 17:24:57 1997
  • Posted-date: Mon, 3 Mar 1997 13:59:58 -0800 (PST)

Hmm, yes.   

At least one router vendor (with sufficient processing power) is doing
this...  Here is a pointer to some basic info on Bay Networks'
implementation, dating from last September.  

http://www.baynetworks.com/Products/Briefs/baysecrs.html

Tim Crowell wrote:
> 
> With all of the recent attacks against ISP services, has anybody
> considered implementing Checkpoint Firewalls into the CISCO 7513s to
> front end all traffic from the Internet?
> 
> Although in theory this sounds feasible from a security standpoint I'm
> not sure I am comfortable with the processing power that would be
> required and having anything looking at every packet.  It seems that
> this would introduce a significant latency into the routing of the
> traffic (which is the function of a router or at least it used to be). I
> prefer to let my routers route.
> 
> Interested in any and all ideas on the subject.
> 
> --
> Tim Crowell - GTE Intelligent Network Services
> tcrowell@gte.net                Voice: 214.751.3881

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