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Re: content-based firewalling


On Wed, Mar 14, 2001 at 01:22:02PM -0800, Jeff Nathan wrote:
> Er, correction: whether or not IPF will match packets....
> Jeff Nathan wrote:
> > If you're talking about whether or not IP will match packets
> > based upon their actual payload. The answer is _no_.  This is
> > really outside of the scope of a pure firewall.

ugh. I think that this is what _distinguishes_ a firewall from a
mere packet-filtering device like a router. But this is both
very OT and prone to inflame holy wars...

Best Regards,