We use a Firebox 2500 made by WatchGuard (www.watchguard.com). It does
static IP filtering and proxies. It has only recently been installed, but so
far it has performed wonderfully. It proxies SMTP (filtering out .scr, .exe,
.pif, etc. attachments and selected mime types). It proxies HTTP (filtering
out selected mime types and blocking ports that are typically used for
napster, morpheus, etc.) It proxies FTP, telnet, POP3, IMAP, ping. It is
used to block syn flood attacks and port scanning. It will also do URL
filtering using the OEM version of CyberPatrol. It has three interfaces
(external, internal, and DMZ). It comes with an activity monitor and custom
Bellows Free Academy
At 05:41 PM 10/15/2002 -0500, you wrote:
>One of the schools in our district has been slammed with attacks on his
>server. They have put up a software firewall, but the attacker has
>gotten around that.
>My principal has given me the go-ahead to look into hardware or software
>firewall solutions for our Macintosh G3 server running Mac OS 9.
>Any suggestions? Has anyone had any good experience? Bad experience?
>Wilmington Technology Coordinator