I know there are many AS/400 machines outside a firewall. Have any of those had troubles yet that would have been prevented if a firewall had been there? So far the only useful business benefit I have seen from the firewalls has been to keep employees from reaching the internet with telnet and Instant Messenger types of activity but on the other hand I have seen performance degrade and connectivity issues arise from these firewall schemes. It is raising the question in my mind of the value of the inbound firewall. _______________________ Booth Martin Booth@MartinVT.com http://www.MartinVT.com _______________________ nina jones <firstname.lastname@example.org> Sent by: email@example.com 01/27/2001 04:10 PM Please respond to MIDRANGE-L To: MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com cc: Subject: Re: AS400 connectivity VIA the WEB.... > Thanks, I have client access already and I am > connected to an AS400 via the net. However, I want to > add a connection to get into a different box. The > AS400 in question is part of a WAN and its I.P. > Address should be only accessible from within the WAN. > But, I can ping to sites outside of the WAN from this > box which makes me think that the AS400 might not be > behind the firewall. > I do not understand this area all that well so I may > be way off base. Anyway, Judging from your answer it > may be that I need to research this area before I ask > more questions. just because you can ping out does not mean that your as/400 is outside the firewall. you most likely have an internal addressing scheme and the router does all the communication to/from the outside. nj +--- | This is the Midrange System Mailing List! | To submit a new message, send your mail to MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com. | To subscribe to this list send email to MIDRANGE-L-SUB@midrange.com. | To unsubscribe from this list send email to MIDRANGE-L-UNSUB@midrange.com. | Questions should be directed to the list owner/operator: firstname.lastname@example.org +--- +--- | This is the Midrange System Mailing List! | To submit a new message, send your mail to MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com. | To subscribe to this list send email to MIDRANGE-L-SUB@midrange.com. | To unsubscribe from this list send email to MIDRANGE-L-UNSUB@midrange.com. | Questions should be directed to the list owner/operator: email@example.com +---
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