I don't need no stinking firewall!

Brielle Bruns bruns at 2mbit.com
Tue Jan 5 21:05:06 UTC 2010

On 1/5/10 2:01 PM, Peter Hicks wrote:
> Tony Finch wrote:
>> Stateful inspection is useful for breaking things in subtle and
>> hard-to-debug ways.
>  >
>> http://fanf.livejournal.com/102206.html
>> http://fanf.livejournal.com/95831.html
> Is that really stateful inspection? Isn't the SMTP fixup on a PIX an
> application-level gateway?
> I *though* most of the world turns SMTP fixup off because it's naff.

It is a ALG, and a completely braindead one at that.  Nothing like 
trying to figure out what an error message means when its just...

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The PIX's fixup for DNS packets have been causing issues on my end too 
in one setup.

Brielle Bruns
The Summit Open Source Development Group
http://www.sosdg.org    /     http://www.ahbl.org

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