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RE: [FW1] too many hosts/ how is it calculated
Note also that the license is for the number of addresses protected by the
firewall, *NOT* the number of addresses that the firewall can "see".
Suppose you have 1000 PCs, all using a proxy server inside the firewall. The
firewall will only "see" one address: that of the proxy server. However, if
you only have a FIG-25, you are violating your license, even if you don't
see any complaints from the firewall.
This goes for servers that never communicate with anything across the
firewall. If they're being protected by the firewall, you need a license for
(As someone else mentioned, all this is relevant for TCP/IP only. If you
have 1000 Macintoshes that only understand AppleTalk, you needn't count
Peter Mayne, Compaq Computer Australia, Canberra, ACT
These are my opinions, and have nothing to do with Compaq.
A room without books is like a body without a soul. - Cicero
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Thomas Michaux [SMTP:Thomas.Michaux@cfr.net]
> Sent: Thursday, April 29, 1999 8:31 PM
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: [FW1] too many hosts/ how is it calculated
> Does anybody can explain me how FW1 detects the number of protected
> hosts because we have a lot of problems : when we count all the physical
> devices (interfaces) in our LAN it seems ok but FW1 still send "too many
> hosts" warning.
> I suppose the number of hosts is based on the ARP table, but it's still
> not clear to me...
> Thanks in advance,
> Thomas Michaux.
> (sorry, no time to check the digest...)
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