• Subject: Re: Proxy
  • From: Rob Berendt <rob@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 25 May 1999 11:01:53 -0500

Just to be negative, but isn't Firewall a less than desirable product?  In 
talking to some FTP people in Rochester I got the impression that it was.  
Basically it is marketed for the suckers who want to keep their shops IBM 
blue.  It was considered, by IBM, to be much lower end, feature/performance 
wise, than products by Cisco, and others.  And priced too high for the low 
end market.  I will be honest in that my knowledge about routers is
extremely limited.

pytel@us.ibm.com on 05/25/99 10:32:44 AM
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You may want to look at Firewall for AS/400 product.
This is an excerpt from AS/400 information center :

IBM Firewall for AS/400 features

IBM Firewall for AS/400 is an application gateway firewall and a circuit gateway
 firewall. You can use
one or both types of functions. The firewall product provides a number of
technologies that you can use
to protect your internal network, including:

    Internet Protocol (IP) packet filtering for TCP, UDP, and ICMP packets
    Network address translation (NAT) services
    SOCKS server
    Proxy server for HTTP, HTTPS, FTP, and Gopher for Web browsers
    TELNET proxy
    Mail relay
    Split domain name services (DNS)
    Real-time monitoring
    Virtual private network (VPN) services

Best regards
    Alexey Pytel

benji@intercomputer.hu on 05/25/99 08:17:24 AM

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Subject:  Proxy

Hi All,

Is it possible to configure an AS/400 as a web proxy? What
softwar/hardware/other is required? Currently we connect to our ISP via
WinNT dialup, but we experience many problems with the MS Proxy. I was
asked wether we could replace NT with AS/400. We are currently at V4R3.

       Benjamin Budai

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