> Does anyone have any details of how to implement a firewall on NT 4.0
> Server, or any WWW sites with information on this subject.
> If not are there any free packages for firewall implementation under
> Thanks for any you can give.
> Darren Garside
If I where you, I woudnt rush of and installing NT4 as a firewall.
The prime objetive for a firewall is to be a trusted host. To be able te be a trusted host, you
must be able to rely on the security on the OS. Even today, you see (I know this isnt really
tru, but anywhay) UNIX security breaches. Unix has had over 20 years to mature, NT has been out
there for 5 years (if you count the first 3.1 betas). In the internet community, NT is still
considerd a "baby" and will have to prove it self as a secure platform before people start
relying on it.
Microsoft must take its responsibility as sole vendor and release every security breach to us,
You might think, hey I havent seen any reports on security flaws on NT, therefore it must be
There just arent any reporting body (like CERT) that deals with NT security. Different
mailinglists (as ISS ntsecurity) discusses security questions on NT.
I doubt that you are going to find a vendor in the near future that are releasing an NT 4.0
firewall. Everey OS change has it bugs, caveats and major disasters. Switching to NT4 will also
have this impact.
Dont get upset, just giving my opinion,