Mon, 17 Dec 2001 20:45:18 +0100
> If I were you I would caution people that the scripts Guarddog generates
> are "not ready for prime time."
Where did you download from?
Quoting the download section of my web site:
WARNING: This is the development version of Guarddog. If you want to get a
firewall that works and has been tested use the stable version. The
development version is not compatible with earlier Guarddog firewalls. You
have been warned.
> This isn't to slam you - I think you're going in a good and valuable
> direction with this stuff, and have a solid future in interface design. But
> if you're going to be telling people that Guarddog is currently usable, you
See above, I don't recall claiming that the current *development* version was
ready for prime time. My appologies (sp?) if I haven't made the distinction
between dev and stable versions clear enough to people.
> ought to get hold of a big hard drive and install a few versions of Red Hat
> and Debian and SuSe and maybe even Slackware and test that it works on
You are welcome to send me CDROMs. (Unfortunately I can't d/l and ISO. :( )
> It will be truly great stuff when it does.
Well send bug reports then instead of complaining. sorry, but I'm not sure
how else I should take this mail.
I think you must realise how difficult it is to develop this kind of
software. It is sensitive to almost everything. Network setup, distro, shell
and awk flavour/version (!), NICs, kernel version etc etc, not to mention the
billions of network protocols out there which I can't directly test and watch
myself. This probably explains why no-one has developed anything like this
before... so, your patience and support please.
I'll address the bugs/problems mentioned in private mail.
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